The GOP’s Russia Hawks Are Not Your Friends, DemocratsSure, John McCain and Lindsey Graham talk tough about Trump, but there’s good reason not to trust them.
How Trump Is Repeating the Mistakes of IraqHe’s dismissing evidence about Russian meddling that he doesn’t want to hear.
Raise and SupportThese veterans at Standing Rock are so disillusioned by traditional politics they didn’t vote. But they still think American ideals are worth fighting for.
19 Lessons for Political Scientists From the 2016 ElectionThe ground game is overrated, the parties don’t decide (and neither do sharks), and other things we’ll need to rethink going forward.
The GOP Is Coming After Medicare, and the Democrats Can Barely Contain ThemselvesThe strategy: Hang Republican ideology around Donald Trump’s neck.
The Smearing of Keith Ellison Reveals the Warped Priorities of the Israel LobbyThe attacks on the would-be DNC chairman are undermining an ally of Jews in America.
Trump’s Worst Enablers Are Establishment RepublicansHis conspiracy-mongering will be fine by them so long as he signs their legislation.
Somali Refugees Are Not a ThreatTheir Columbus community is being painted as a hotbed of terror. It’s the opposite.
So We’re Still Blaming Jill Stein and James Comey, Huh?Ask why the campaign was so close in the first place.
The Myth of the Rust Belt RevoltDonald Trump didn’t flip working-class white voters. Hillary Clinton lost them.
How a Libertarian Carpetbagger Helped Steal a Senate Seat for DemocratsNew Hampshire’s libertarian utopian movement leaves its first mark on national politics.
We Can’t Afford to Ignore Donald Trump’s TweetsHis 140-character spasms might be a distraction. But they are also too dangerous to dismiss.
The Truth About Donald Trump’s LiesDebunking them as lies misses the point. They’re aspirational. They signal what might become reality.
Is There Really a Spook Consensus About Russian Meddling?The lesson of Iraq: Don’t be so quick to dismiss “minor disagreements.”
The Faith of the Faithless ElectorsWill enough of them go rogue to stop Donald Trump? Probably not. But the effort alone gives you hope.
I’m Not Your Racial ConfessorThe black person’s burden of managing white emotions in the age of Trump.
Is Paul Ryan Really Crazy Enough to Take on Medicare?Maybe Donald Trump isn’t the one who needs restraining.
The President-Elect Is a Roman EmperorAt the Carrier plant and his “thank you” rally, Donald Trump reveled in his own volatility.
Donald Trump’s Locker RoomThis is how he talks about the rest of America when he’s with his buddies.
How Nancy Pelosi Won (and Spun)Pelosi framed her toughest challenge for House leadership as a vote-counting masterpiece.
Trump and the GOP Have Massively Unpopular Tax PoliciesEven wealthy Republican voters support higher taxes for themselves.
Tim Ryan Wants to Make the Democrats Great AgainNancy Pelosi’s challenger in the House doesn’t want to hear about Zika, OK?
How to Manipulate Donald TrumpHe’s an emotional weakling, and his recent interviews give us models for dealing with it.