In this season of national catharsis around sexual harassment, to establish yourself as enlightened seems to require rushing to judgment, ignoring ambiguity and silencing dissent.
The GOP tax bill's main failing is that it's based on a played-out theory, aimed at the problems of an age when the economy looked completely different.
When someone like Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate from Alabama, runs for office as the arbiter of private morality, it’s worth asking yourself what he might be running from.
No one’s going to take on President Trump with a slogan that says: “Preserve our vulnerable institutions.” But “Take our party back!” is just about the most powerful appeal in modern politics.
President Trump doesn’t care what happens to the GOP after he’s gone. So why aren’t more Republicans separating themselves from him?
It’s not too much to demand that the big tech companies slam the door on governments and political infiltrators who would like nothing more than to destroy our faith in a free society.
The question from Clinton’s loss in 2016 isn’t whether gender matters in politics or in the society generally (it clearly does), but rather whether it’s the thing that matters most.
Republicans can either hold firm to the conservative argument that idealizes our tradition of assimilating immigrants, or they can allow their party to be transformed by Trumpism.
America has no use for a third party, since most of us aren’t all that enamored of the two we already have. But that’s different from a truly independent presidential bid.
Kelly, McMaster and Mattis may become not so much Trump’s advisers as his enablers, applying a credible, military sheen to whatever half-informed policy he decides to implement.
The problem with the Democrats’ new agenda isn’t its language or gauziness. It’s the underlying philosophy, which misreads the Trump campaign’s core appeal.
The lesson of President Trump's breach with AG Jeff Sessions: The guy who held himself out on TV as the world's toughest CEO is surprisingly ineffectual.
Twitter is exactly the right medium for the modern presidency. It’s just that Donald Trump continues to prove himself the wrong man for the job.
In the beginning there was Theodore White, the legendary observer of 20th century presidential campaigns, with his “Making of the President 1960.” Then there was Joe McGinniss’ brilliant account of the first iteration of modern campaign consulting, “The Selling of the President,” and Hunter S. Thompson
Matt Bai writes: Brace yourself now for the deluge of predictable stories about Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride during these first 100 days in office.
Me gustan las buenas analogías hechas con ideas del mundo inmobiliario, así que naturalmente tengo que rendirme ante la forma en la que el bloguero conservador Erick Erickson describía recientemente el frenesí legislativo de última hora en la Casa Blanca de Obama. “Obama y John Kerry”, tuiteó Erickson
Does Obama have the right in these waning days to govern like there’s no tomorrow (because, of course, there isn’t)? While I don’t always agree with Obama or his party, I happen to think he’s right about the seriousness of Russian hacking and the cost of Israeli intransigence in the Middle East.