Nancy Pelosi Will Be Speaker. That Doesn’t Mean Her Antagonists Lost.The real trade-offs of the deal that will make Pelosi speaker again.
The GOP Sees Rural Voters as More Legitimate Than Urban VotersThe current move to punish Democratic victors in Wisconsin underscores a sinister philosophy that’s been brewing for years.
It’s the Democrats Who Have a Freedom Agenda NowThe neocons are gone. These days, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are the ones talking about fighting tyranny.
The Lame-Duck Power GrabRepublicans lost in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Their response has been to take power away from incoming Democrats.
The Overlooked PresidentWe should thank George H.W. Bush for many of the successes attributed to Reagan and Clinton.
Black Republicans Are the Only GOP Officials Who Seem Bothered by RacismTim Scott’s vote against Thomas Farr is part of a larger story.
There Will Never Be an Honest Conversation About Nancy Pelosi as a Political LeaderSexism doesn’t just harm women in politics. It also poisons political analysis.
Chuck Schumer Is Greatly Overestimating Trump’s PopularityThe midterms were a stunning referendum. Democratic leaders should act accordingly.
A No Labels–Affiliated Caucus Is Trying to Pressure Nancy Pelosi Into Relinquishing Some PowerIt’s not working.
Why Nancy Pelosi’s Quiet Trump Burn Was Uniquely SatisfyingAt long last, a verbal counterstrike to Trump from the Dems that is actually not lame.
John Kelly Was Always Just Donald Trump With Better MannersThe outgoing chief of staff’s record of casual cruelty and tolerance of bigotry should remind us that moderation means nothing when paired with such toxic ideology.
Why Term Limits Are Such a Thorny Issue for Nancy PelosiThere’s a reason this is a subject she’s tried to ignore.
The Big Question for House DemocratsWill Democrats use their new perch to try to pass bipartisan legislation—or just signal for 2020? The answer is a work in progress.
Trump Is More Loyal to Dictators Than to the U.S.His lies about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are a threat to national security.
It’s Actually Not a “Good Time” for a Government ShutdownDespite what the president tweets, he knows this. Here’s how Trump will save face when he caves.
“Between the Sea and the Jordan There Will Only Be Israeli Sovereignty”The phrase that apparently prompted CNN to fire Marc Lamont Hill has a long history in Israel. Not that his critics care.
Never Trumpers for TrumpHow Trump’s conservative critics became wingmen for the president’s supporters.
Pelosi Wins the Democrats’ Nomination for Speaker—but It Ain’t Over YetShe still needs to win over a few opponents to secure the gavel in January.
The Mississippi Special Election Is a Glimpse Into America’s Polarized FutureEspy has a shot, but Hyde-Smith will probably ride racial resentment all the way to Washington.
Blue Wave, Red TownHow my middle school guidance counselor became the first Democratic state representative elected in Bedford, New Hampshire, since 1934.