Who Is This Ben Sasse Guy?And why does anyone want him running as a third-party candidate for president?
Which Candidate Is the Best Sweet Talker? Slate’s Political Gabfest performs a parody of what a contested convention would have looked like—using candy bars!
What Pundits Keep Getting Wrong About Donald Trump and the Working ClassThe working class is blacker and browner than it used to be.
How Trump’s “Unpredictability” Dodge Became the Dumbest Doctrine in PoliticsHe couldn’t answer a question. He wound up with a political philosophy.
This Is What a Republican Attack on Bernie Sanders Would Look LikeSanders’ “superior electability” is still a myth.
Jon Huntsman on a Simple Way the Next President Can Reestablish Americans’ Trust in Government (Video)
Can America’s Largest Protestant Denomination Stop Trump?The Southern Baptist Convention takes on the GOP front-runner—and itself.
This Election’s Speeches Have Been AwfulWe talked to a bunch of political speechwriters to find out why.
What the Maryland Democratic Senate Race Was Really AboutA progressive Democrat lost to an establishment darling, but it had nothing to do with ideology.
Why Republicans Who Hate Trump Are Afraid to Say SoThe consequences of breaking with the party are heavy. But what about the consequences of loyalty to a bad cause?
It’s Donald Trump’s Party, Not Paul Ryan’sSooner or later, the House speaker will have to make nice with Trump.
In Search of the End of Bernie’s CampaignI went to Indiana to experience the last gasp of the Sanders run. I found something else.
Republican Politicians Will Support Trump. They Just Won’t Say His Name.“The nominee” for president!
Resolved: Ted Cruz Was His Worst Self as a Presidential CandidateIn his surly, failed campaign, Cruz turned into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit.
Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Be PresidentHe’d have to win unprecedented shares of the very kinds of voters who hate him: blacks, Latinos, and women.
Donald Trump Is TV’s New Normal. That’s Insane.A huckster and demagogue all but locked up the Republican nomination. On TV, it’s just another election.
The “Who’s Sure?” StateWhy is Indiana’s primary such a mystery? It has to do with a law passed in 1988.
The Quiet AmericanPaul Manafort made a career out of stealthily reinventing the world’s nastiest tyrants as noble defenders of freedom. Getting Donald Trump elected will be a cinch.