“Plugging My Nose and Voting for Trump”Our panel of Trump-averse Republican voters on who they have finally decided to vote for.
The Most Astute Analysis of American Politics in 2016? SNL’s “Black Jeopardy!” Sketch.It had more to say about class and race than a thousand tenderly crafted portraits of the white working class.
Spinning the UnspinnableTrump’s surrogates can’t defend his attack on democracy so they’re pretending it didn’t happen.
How a Rival Political Operative in 1992 Handled a Dossier on Bill Clinton’s Secret Black SonThe guy threw it in the fireplace. Today, the rumor’s on CNN.
Make Them Squirm, Chris WallaceOur hopes and dreams for what the Fox News anchor should ask Trump and Clinton at the final debate.
There Is a Conspiracy to Rig the Election, and Donald Trump Is Part of ItForget the lurid fiction about voter fraud. Trump and the GOP are openly attacking the legitimacy of black voting.
It Lost Black Voters. Now It’s Losing Latinos. What’s Left Is a Broken, White GOP.Donald Trump is accelerating a process that began half a century ago.
South Dakota’s Proxy War Over Political TransparencyA state ballot measure is proving it takes money in politics to fight money in politics.
Donald Trump Is on the Ballot Next Week. Why Are We Talking About Emails? One candidate is a threat to the very workings of government, and it’s not the one who maybe, possibly, tried to thwart FOIA.
Why the “October Surprise” Is DeadWhatever they reveal, the new Weiner emails probably won’t hurt Clinton. Tribalism reigns.
The Most Depressing Focus Group EverTwo hours with 12 undecided voters who hate Trump, Clinton, politicians, polls, and what social media is doing to America.
Donald Trump vs. AmericaHe’s no longer running against Hillary Clinton. He’s running against our democracy itself.
“Let’s Just Talk About Donald Trump Again”Down-Ballot Democrats are running unimaginative one-note campaigns. Are they working?
Barack Obama Is Coming to a Statehouse Near YouHe’s focusing his post-presidency on a matter that bedeviled his two terms: gerrymandering.
The 18 Craziest Days in Modern Presidential PoliticsHow a close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump turned into a national referendum on misogyny and sexual assault.
The New Bellwether DemocratsWhy the party might score important victories in Missouri even if the state goes for Trump.
How We Bungled Nation-Building in AfghanistanAmerican officials ignored repeated warnings about Afghanistan’s corrupt government.