Hail to the Chief
Republicans haven’t just rejected President Obama. They have adopted Benjamin Netanyahu as their leader.
Hillary Clinton’s Bad Campaign Finance IdeasShe’s right that money in politics is a problem. But suggesting a constitutional amendment is foolish.
Obama’s Gift to Hillary ClintonNo modern-day president has left his potential successor a less scandal-plagued legacy than Barack Obama.
Foreign SaboteursWhen it comes to a Democratic president’s foreign policy, Republicans often side with America’s enemies.
Mr. Runner-UpIt’s not that Sen. Marco Rubio can’t win. It’s that he’s almost no one’s first choice for the top job.
The Indispensable Hillary ClintonWhy she is more vital to the future of the Democratic Party than even Democrats realize.
Party With PaulRand Paul says he’s the Republican best suited to win over young voters. There’s no evidence he’s right.
A Rand for All SeasonsThe Kentucky senator thinks he can appeal to every kind of Republican. It won’t work.
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.
Hillary Clinton’s Opening PitchHer presidential announcement offered warmth, hope, and a champion for “everyday Americans.”
Broken Taillight PolicingWhen cops stop black drivers for minor traffic violations, it’s often a pretext for something more sinister.
Michigan’s Missile DefenseThe state’s politicians want it to be home to the next site in our nation’s anti-missile shield. They’ll say anything for a $3.6 billion boondoggle.
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.