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2016 Elections

  1. vision 2020
    Why Trump Will Be an Underdog in the 2020 ElectionThere are a lot of moving parts in Election 2020, but at this point Trump remains a loudly growling underdog.
  2. state of the union address
    Trump to Democrats: Let’s Compromise — and Do It My Way!Another presidential address advertised as a bipartisan gesture turned out to be anything but that.
  3. 2020 elections
    Trump Planning a Real Coronation for His 2020 ConventionRepublicans don’t want to repeat the sloppy disunity of 2016’s convention. In 2020, Democrats may be the party that’s all over the place.
  4. 2020 elections
    So, Is Trump’s America Great Yet?At some point Trump has to decide whether to proclaim America great again, and risk disappointing his angry supporters.
  5. 2018 midterms
    Even Old Folks Trended Democratic in 2018The Democratic future depends on young and minority voters and college-educated women. But many seniors vote, and more of them are voting Democratic.
  6. 2018 midterms
    Total GOP Control in Washington Is About to End. What Did They Get Out of It?For two years Republicans have theoretically had the power to remake the federal government. How did that work out for them? It was a mixed bag.
  7. 2018 midterms
    2018 Midterms Offered More Proof That Split-Ticket Voting Is a Thing of the PastDespite some much-publicized exceptions, voters in the 2018 midterms tended to go all-in on one party.
  8. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Have a Latino Voting Problem. It’s Not New, But It’s Urgent.Latino turnout in midterms has been terrible, and Donald Trump alone may not change that.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    Trump Says Kavanaugh’s Accusers Are Like His Own: FraudulentIn a press conference, Trump dismissed sexual assault accusers — Brett Kavanaugh’s and his own — while hinting he could yet nix the nomination.
  10. White Non-Evangelical Working-Class Women Could Be 2018’s Key Swing VotersGender, class and religious outlook are pulling one swing voter category away from the GOP.
  11. jeff sessions
    Jerry Falwell Jr. Urges Trump to Fire SessionsJeff Sessions was a long-time Christian-right stalwart and an early Trump endorser. But he’s violating a new litmus test: Don’t cross the boss.
  12. 2018 elections
    GOP’s Fate in the Midterms Is in the Hands of WomenCollege-educated and minority women are trending Democratic at potentially historic levels. If white working-class women begin to join them, look out!
  13. 2018 elections
    Democrats Must Get Real With White Working-Class VotersThe left and center prescriptions for reaching these voters often miss the need to connect culturally and to reflect their desire to fix government.
  14. charlottesville protests
    Study: 24 Million White Americans Have Alt-Right Beliefs. What’s That Mean?A new study suggests that 12 percent of white Americans pass a test for adherence to white identity politics. That’s a lot of people.
  15. Trump’s Push In Michigan’s Primaries Could Haunt the GOP This FallTrump’s intervention has skewed the Michigan GOP Senate and gubernatorial primaries toward his favorites, but November’s another matter.
  16. Most ‘Trump Ten’ Democratic Senators Doing Better Than Trump in Their StatesThe president isn’t nearly as strong as he was in 2016 in many states where Democratic senators are running for reelection this year.
  17. Republican Voters Are Sitting Out California’s Senate RaceFor the moment, half of California Republicans intend to sit out the Senate race and let Democrats choose between Feinstein and de León.
  18. Trump Made an Absurd Attempt to Walk Back His Comments From the Putin PresserTrump is trying to make us forget his pathetic Helsinki press conference, but those supine images of him with Putin are well-nigh indelible.
  19. Trump’s Sad, Weak Encounter With PutinSubstance aside, the optics of Trump’s joint appearance with Vladimir Putin were disastrous for a would-be bully-boy.
  20. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  21. Polling Is Still Working, According to Nate SilverThere’s wide variance in the new pollster ratings, but the upshot is that polling is not broken (yet).
  22. Some 2016 House GOP Landslide Winners May Not Be Safe in 2018A new analysis shows incumbents from the White House party usually lose a lot of points in midterms.
  23. America’s Not a Democracy, and That’s Bad for DemocratsSlightly more than half the country supports them, but distortions in our system of government allow the GOP all the power.
  24. Faced With a Loss, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Cries Voter FraudTwo weeks after the election, and trailing Democrat Roy Cooper, the Republican incumbent is refusing to concede.
  25. A Republican Senate Loss Is Looking More and More LikelyThere are a lot of close races, and a Democratic “wave” led by Clinton could make a crucial difference.
  26. Candidates Debate Constitution, Until Trump Says He Might Just Blow It UpThe GOP candidate sounded reasonable for a bit. Then he said something crazy.
  27. The Odds of a Democratic Sweep Next Month Are Small But RisingWith Trump losing steam, both parties can now seriously think about the possibility of both Houses of Congress switching hands.
  28. body shame
    Trump Adviser Defends Nude Photos of Melania — and He Isn’t Wrong“There’s nothing to be embarrassed about.”
  29. donald trump
    Oppo Research on Trump Merely Requires GoogleThe Democrats’ strategy appears to be fairly straightforward, at least so far.
  30. Here’s an Absurdly Long List of People Donald Trump Thinks Are LosersHe hasn’t held back.
  31. cut cover story
    Single Women Are Now the Most Potent Political Force in AmericaThe most powerful voter this year, who in her rapidly increasing numbers has become an entirely new category of citizen, is the single American woman.
  32. early and often
    The Trump Expansion PlanHe’s staffing up, and out to get one rival in particular.
  33. The Trump Campaign Has Descended Into Civil WarLeft unchecked, the dysfunction threatens to undermine the Donald’s core message: his management acumen. 
  34. the national circus
    Why GOP Presidential Candidates Can Never Give the Right Answer on Iraq2016 hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio bungled their stances, a sign the party still isn’t ready to confront its decade-long denial on the lead-up to the war.