Which Election Forecast Should You Trust?FiveThirtyEight and the Upshot both aggregate a bunch of polls. Here’s why their predictions are so different.
“The Khans’ Grief Is Being Used by a Party That Is Treacherous”Will the Democrats fail the Khan family the way they failed Cindy Sheehan?
Is Trump Really a GOP Anomaly?If he is, why are the denunciations from Republican leaders so soft and mealy-mouthed?
Why John McCain Still Supports Donald TrumpThe Republican nominee’s wild attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan aren’t enough to cost him McCain’s endorsement.
America the TerribleWhy Donald Trump’s pessimistic worldview resonates with Republican voters in 2016.
Bright Shining as the SunInfused with the spirit of the black church, the Democrats became the party of optimism.
What Are the Bernie or Bust Protesters Planning for Hillary’s Speech? They Won’t Say.“Is this going to go to print right now?”
How to Tell When Donald Trump Is JokingThe presidential candidate’s attempts at humor, deconstructed.
The DNC Turns to the RightThe Democrats have borrowed the language of conservatism to appeal to GOP defectors.
Humanizing HillaryBill Clinton talked for 42 minutes about how much he loves his wife. Will voters care?
The Party of Trump vs. the Party of Traditional ValuesAt the DNC, speakers are framing liberal arguments in conservative terms.
A Trump Victory Is a Scary Thought. A Disputed Loss Might Be Scarier.Why his “rigged” comments are so corrosive and dangerous.
Obama’s Denunciation SqueezeThe president has put Trump-backing Republicans in an even tougher spot.
If Sean Penn Were the Democratic NomineeImagining a world where the wackadoo candidate is in the other party.
“If You Want to Live Here, You Need to Live by the Rules Here”A sexual assault case involving refugee children in Idaho. A microcosm of America in the age of Trump.
How the Berners’ Final Protest Went BustBesieged by Clintonites and monitored by the DNC, Bernie’s renegade delegates tried and failed to make one last stand.
“I Didn’t Think It Could Be Done in the United States”An interview with Anne Applebaum on the Russian hack of the DNC and Donald Trump’s flirtation with Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump Made Some New FriendsJapanese friends, rich friends who don’t get audited, a friend who planned a trip to France.
How to Write a Convention Speech for Two Anxious TeenagersThe task for speechwriters is making Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed sound like Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed.
The Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent MajorityObama and co. have fashioned themselves into the party of common decency.
The GOP Is No Longer the Party of National SecurityNo party with Trump at its head can claim that mantle.
Bill Clinton’s Love SongHis speech was long, beautiful, and finally gave Hillary the credit she deserves.