The Progressive ImpersonatorMartin O’Malley wants to be the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. It's a good strategy for an actual liberal.
Why It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike PenceDon’t be surprised if the Republican Party’s position on religious freedom moves further to the right.
Where Have All the Populists Gone?Even with rising concern about inequality, don’t expect anyone to offer a strong, working-class message in 2016.
Why All the Republican Party’s Presidential Candidates Believe the Same ThingNearly every nationally prominent Republican politician owes his ideas to Barry Goldwater.
Procedural PurgatoryIt’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Ted Cruz Is No Ronald ReaganThe Texas senator has little in common with the conservative icon from California.
Lindsey Graham Should Run for PresidentThe Republican senator from South Carolina may be the only politician who can stop global warming.
An Evangelical Notre DameSen. Ted Cruz chose Liberty University because its socially conservative student body has become a political powerhouse.
Hospitals Are Robbing Us BlindForget Obamacare. The real villains in the American health care system are greedy hospitals and the politicians who protect them.
A Quiet TensionIf you want to understand the anger over the brutal arrest of a UVA student, you must also understand UVA.
Give It a RestHillary Clinton doesn’t need to start campaigning to please a bunch of Democratic Party chieftains.
Rand Paul Will Not Be the GOP NomineeRepublicans aren’t nearly as libertarian as his supporters wish they were.
Social Security Is Having a MomentUntil recently, Democrats were willing to bargain on entitlements. Here’s how Social Security expansion became a liberal cause again.
The Slow Evolution of Mike PenceThe Indiana governor knows what he believes. He should come out and say it.
How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone KnowingThe musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
Can Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?The Texas senator’s biggest problem is that he is known more for causing disorder than genuine accomplishments.
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” TranscriptWhat’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority LeaderThe Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
What Scott Walker Can Teach Hillary ClintonForget all this talk about uniting America. It’s a fool’s errand.
Ted Cruz Imagines the White HouseLet’s not even pretend that the Texas senator has a chance of becoming president.
Candidate Fatigue SyndromeThe next crop of presidential candidates is embracing every new social media tool. But is that really a good idea?
Sweating the Small StuffPeople complain about our frivolous politics. But the greater danger may be our timid campaigns.