After Its Ascendency Was Proclaimed, the Political Left Is Collapsing
It’s been a tough decade for the political Left. Eight years ago, a Time magazine cover portrayed Barack Obama as Franklin Roosevelt, complete with a cigarette and holder and a cover line proclaiming, “The New New Deal.” A Newsweek ...
Would Another Republican Have Defeated Hillary Clinton?
Would any Republican besides Donald Trump have beaten Hillary Clinton and been elected the 45th president? It’s an interesting question, not susceptible to a definitive answer but with consequences for politics going forward.
Last fall, I shared the widespread ...
The Arc of History Doesn’t Always Bend toward Justice
History is on our side. That’s a claim Barack Obama has made frequently, in his two successful campaigns for president and during his nearly eight years in office. It’s a claim that looks a little shakier this Thanksgiving ...
Clinton’s Dishonesty Cost Her the Midwest—and the Election
Hillary Clinton lost the election in the Midwest. Donald Trump won 50 midwestern electoral votes that went to Barack Obama in 2012 — Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio — plus 20 more in Pennsylvania, where the two-thirds of voters beyond metro Philadelphia are midwestern in ...
Donald Trump’s Astounding Victory: How and Why
Astounding. That’s the best word to describe the tumultuous election night and the (to most people) surprise victory of Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton hoped to win with votes of Northeasterners, including those who have moved south along Interstate 95 to ...
As Polls Tighten, There’s Panic in the Clinton Camp
In my November 1 column, I looked at the presidential election through the lens of the old children’s radio show Let’s Pretend — examining how things would look if it turned out that Donald Trump ends up winning.
That would ...
So Far, Trump Is Not Sinking Down-Ballot Republicans
Could a flailing Donald Trump campaign hurt down-ballot Republicans and cost the party majorities in the Senate and House? That seems possible, if he loses to Hillary Clinton by a margin similar to those in most current polls and if ...
Despite Trump, Demotic Protest Politics Doesn’t Always Fail
This has been a big year for protest politics — not just in the United States, what with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump getting over 40 percent of primary votes, but also all over Europe and Latin America, where voters have been ...
Donald Trump’s Imaginary Shackles
‘It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” Donald Trump tweeted at the reasonable hour of 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
There were no ...
Robin Hood Economics Falls Flat in Debates
Robin Hood is dead. Or at least seriously ailing. The politics of taking from the rich and giving to the poor — the politics that philosophers from Aristotle to James Madison dreaded — just doesn’t seem to be working as it ...
Domestic Migration (Mostly) Explains a Generation of Partisan Changes
Let’s step back, as we approach the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, and look back to try to understand how voting patterns have changed over a generation, by comparing the 2012 presidential results with those of 1988 — keeping in mind ...
Will Democratic Success Breed Clinton’s Failure?
Success breeds failure. That’s one of the melancholy lessons you learn in life. The success of policymakers in stamping out inflation in the 1980s and minimizing recessions for two decades also produced policies that contributed to the collapse of ...
How’s That Fundamental Transformation Going?
When Air Force One landed in China last week for the G-20 Summit, Chinese authorities didn’t wheel out the usual staircase for the president to disembark. Instead he had to exit through an opening in the back of the ...
Trump Calls for More High-Skill Immigration
Would he go hard or go soft? That was the mainstream-media template for judging Donald Trump’s speech on immigration in Phoenix last Wednesday. The verdict: hard. “How Trump got from Point A to Point A on immigration,” was the ...
Maybe Borders Aren't the Worst Invention Ever
‘Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians.” Those were the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Union’s European Commission, at the Alpbach Media Academy last Monday.
Nonsense, most readers will surely think, in numbers going ...
Sympathy for Victims Can Be Misdirected — and Backfire
Victims aren’t always virtuous. That’s a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don’t always ...
Will Trump Take Down Congressional Republicans?
On Friday, Republican National Committee and Trump campaign staffers held what one described as an “emergency meeting” at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. The obvious subject: what to do about Donald Trump’s flagging campaign and how Republican down-ballot candidates ...
The End of History Not Turning Out as Hoped
The scholar Francis Fukuyama has been widely ridiculed for the title of his 1992 book, The End of History. Critics point out that we’ve had — suffered — a lot of history since then: the 9/11 attacks, prolonged wars in the Middle East, ...
Does Either Party Have a Winning Strategy?
What is the campaign strategy for the two political parties? Clues can be had from the responses to a question I asked about a dozen dignitaries of each party at their conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. What’s your best ...
What's 'Making America One Again' About?
’Make America One Again.” That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. In the welter of analysis of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech, few have commented on it, but it’s worth taking it ...
Will Trump’s ‘Other People’s Money’ Campaign Prevail Over Clinton’s Standard Tactics?
Donald Trump postponed the announcement of his vice-presidential candidate, Mike Pence, because of the terrorist attack in Nice, which was in line with the modus operandi of his campaign. He didn’t want to preempt news-media coverage of another radical-Islamist ...
Will the National Conventions Change the Delegate-Selection Rules — Again?
When the Republican and Democratic national conventions gather in successive weeks in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively, one item on their plates will be reconsideration of their parties’ nominating rules. Just about everyone agrees that they are unsatisfactory in some way ...
Racial Discrimination on Campus Is Likely to Go On Forever
‘Affirmative action” will continue to be the routine course of business of college and university admissions for the foreseeable future. That’s the bottom line from the Supreme Court’s June decision in Fisher v. University of Texas.
By a 4...
Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain
Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union.
Why We Have — and Probably Will Keep Having — Sluggish Job Growth
Why has the American economy had such sluggish job creation and economic growth? That’s a pretty fundamental question, and one for which most conventional economists have had unsatisfying answers.
Clues can be found, I think, in the new book ...
Possible Errors in Exit Polls Suggest More Election Surprises Ahead
Are the exit polls, on which just about every elections analyst has relied, wrong? That’s a question raised by New York Times Upshot writer Nate Cohn — a question whose answers have serious implications for how you look at the 2016 ...
Neither Candidate Is Getting Immigration Right
No contemporary political issue has been more controversial, or has been subject to more dubious analyses, than immigration.
Take Donald Trump’s endlessly repeated promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. As I’ve pointed out, ...
Cities Should Have Room for Everyone
Nearly a century ago, in 1920, the Census Bureau caused a ruckus when it announced that, for the first time, a majority of Americans lived in cities — even though its definition of a city included every hamlet with a population of 2,500 ...
Clinton’s Policies to End Pay Gap Would Just Make It Larger
Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has repeated that lament again and again, updating the numbers, in line with government statistics, to 78 cents in July 2015 ...
America Today Resembles 1910 More Than the Post-war Era
What’s your benchmark? What is the historical era with which you compare life in contemporary America?
For many astute commentators on various points of the political spectrum, it is post-war America, the two decades after the United States and ...
Looking Back on the Two Cuban-American Also-Rans
John Quincy Adams, our greatest secretary of state (sorry, Hillary Clinton fans), thought that Cuba would inevitably become part of the United States. It hasn’t, at least not yet, but two Cuban Americans were serious presidential contenders this year.
Republicans Should Have Adopted Democrats’ Rules — and Vice Versa
The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one twelve months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses is widely taken as evidence of raging discontent among American voters.
Ethnicity Still Matters in the Politics of 2016
Ethnicity still matters. That’s one lesson I draw from the results so far of this year’s Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses.
We’re encouraged to believe ethnicity doesn’t matter much anymore; only race does. This is ...
Is Trump Benefitting from New York Exceptionalism?
Noo Yawk. That’s the state with this week’s presidential primary, in which candidates who have spent time in New York recently are currently running ahead, according to polls.
Hillary Clinton, who as a resident of Chappaqua in suburban ...
The Tragic Deterioration of D.C.’s Great Society Subway
If you live any distance beyond the Capital Beltway you probably didn’t notice, but an important part of government in Washington shut down on Wednesday, March 16. That’s when the Metro subway system’s recently installed general manager, Paul ...
Are Trump Voters Really Victims?
What you hear when you listen to many fervent supporters of Donald Trump is that they are victims — victims of globalization and trade agreements that have sent their jobs to Mexico or China. Victims of competition from illegal immigrants from ...
Does Social Connectedness Explain Trump’s Appeal?
How can one make sense of the electoral divisions in this year’s Republican primaries and caucuses? The contours of Donald Trump’s support and opposition don’t fall on traditional lines.
There’s not a regional division, for example. ...
How Would Donald Trump Get to 270 Electoral Votes?
Many Donald Trump supporters think he is a slam dunk to beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The candidate himself certainly takes this view.
But Trump’s analysis of current public polls is preposterous. In the RealClearPolitics.com average ...
Will the Politics of Nostalgia Trump the Politics of the Future?
The likely presidential nominee of the Republican party and the certain (barring indictments) nominee of the Democratic party have something in common, something more than residences in New York: campaign appeals based on nostalgia.
Consider Donald Trump’s official campaign ...
Will a Republican Majority Rally to Defeat Trump?
The Republican race for president last week converged, suddenly and briefly, in Detroit. In the Fox Theatre, one of the nation’s great 1920s movie palaces, the four remaining presidential candidates fought it out in the Fox News debate.
Arizona, Not Trump, Shows Republicans the Way on Immigration
In last Thursday’s slam-bang Republican debate everyone saw Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz do a fine job of demonstrating Donald Trump’s ignorance and inconsistencies. But many may not have noticed Cruz’s citation of a February 9 Wall Street ...
February Clarifies Both Parties' Nomination Races
In 2008, Barack Obama’s great victories in February primaries — Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, and Wisconsin — gave him an unstoppable delegate lead for the Democratic nomination. In 2012, Mitt Romney’s wins in Florida (technically on January 31) and Michigan sent him on ...
Republicans Launch Sharp Attacks in South Carolina Debate
The CBS presidential debate in Greenville, S.C., started off with a moment of silence in memory of Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death was announced earlier in the day. And the debate that followed was a sort of tribute to ...
How History Shapes the New Hampshire Primary
Benning Wentworth is not a name you’ll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to establish the political culture — or cultures — of America’s first-in-the-nation primary state.
Wentworth was governor ...
Republican Debate Shows Where Comprehensive Immigration Is Headed: Nowhere
Donald Trump was absent from Fox News’s Republican debate Thursday night, presiding at his own event seven minutes’ drive away, featuring cameo appearances by the two previous Iowa Republican-caucus winners exiled now to the undercard debate, Mike Huckabee and ...
How Stupid and Vicious Do They Think We Are?
How stupid and vicious do they think we are? That’s a question that I think explains a lot of things about politics and society today — and about this year’s unpredicted presidential race.
The “we” in that question are ...
The 2016 Presidential Race Is Heating Up
The race for president is accelerating in high gear, or, rather, the races for president — in the Republican and Democratic parties, in the Iowa caucuses, in the New Hampshire primary and primaries and caucuses to come. How’s it going? ...
Census 2015 Shows Growing Cultural and Political Polarization
The Census Bureau has delivered its annual Christmas gift to demographic junkies: its estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for mid-2015.
They show where the nation has been growing since the April 2010 Census headcount, ...
Trade Restrictions and Closed Borders Are Reminiscent of the 1930s
Battening down the hatches. That’s what America and much of the rest of the world seem to be doing today, in an eerie re-enactment, though to much less of a degree, of what America and the world did in ...
The Supreme Court Grapples — Once Again — with Redistricting
Fifty-one years ago the Supreme Court handed down its one-person-one-vote decision, requiring that within each state, congressional and legislative districts must have equal populations.
That gave redistricters a relatively easy standard to meet. Census data provide block-by-block population counts every ...
The Electoral College Prevents California from Imposing Imperial Rule on the Country
They’re still counting the votes, going on four weeks after the election, in California. In Brazil, a nation with much more challenging geography, they manage to do it in five hours.
The seemingly endless dillydallying of California’s (presumably ...
Will Donald Trump Do for U.S. Infrastructure What He Did for New York's Wollman Rink?
In May 1986, a 39-year-old Manhattan real-estate developer named Donald Trump promised to get Wollman Rink in Central Park up and running — something the city government, despite spending $13 million, had failed to do for six years. Trump delivered, ahead of time ...
The Not-Yet-Emerging Democratic Majority
What is to become of the Democratic party? The world’s oldest political party, which traces its roots to 1792, is in as dire straits as it has ever been.
It has lost a presidential election most of its followers expected ...
The New Key to Immigration Reform: More High-Skilled Immigrants
One of the issues President-elect Donald Trump says he wants Congress to act on is immigration. That’s not entirely surprising, given that he spotlighted just that issue, in incendiary terms, after gliding down that escalator in the Trump Tower ...
2016: The Demise of Small-r Republican Politics
Among the many complaints I have seen about this squalid presidential election — the most dismal choice of major-party nominees since 1856 — there’s one that I find missing: that it shows how our politics have become less republican.
That’s republican ...
Imagining How Donald Trump Would Win
When I was a child, there was a Saturday morning radio program called Let’s Pretend. It used words and sounds to encourage young children to paint pictures in their heads of make-believe worlds.
So in that spirit, let’s ...
The Politics Two Unpopular Nominees Hath Wrought
In last week’s third and (thank goodness) final presidential debate, each candidate did an excellent job of presenting convincing arguments for why people shouldn’t vote for the other.
Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a felon, and Clinton called ...
Which Party Will Hold the Senate and House?
Which party is going to control the House and hold a majority in the Senate in January 2017? Even if you regard the presidential contest as over — a proposition for which there is powerful evidence, including Donald Trump’s current campaign ...
Will Trump Make a Race of It in the Debates?
In the midst of the most debate-heavy week of the fall campaign season, with the vice-presidential debate last Tuesday and the second presidential debate Sunday, let’s look at what remains uncertain about this year’s bizarre contest.
For those ...
Elites Want a Borderless World, but Voters Don’t
‘The president believes the world will be a better place if all borders are eliminated — from a trade perspective, from the viewpoint of economic development, and in welcoming people from other cultures and countries.”
That’s a paraphrase of a ...
What Happens to the Democratic Party if Clinton Loses?
There’s been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There’s been less speculation, though recent polling suggests it may be in order, about ...
The Year of Political Re-enactors
The thought came to me as I watched the Cleveland police clear away protesters from the city’s Public Square. Half a dozen on horseback, nearly a dozen or so on heavy-duty bikes, the cops deftly corralled the protesters without ...
Why the Polls Are Tightening Up
Maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t going to be elected president after all. That’s a thought that’s evoking glee in some, nausea or terror in others, and relief at the removal of an increasingly tedious figure from public view ...
2016: The Battle of the Secret Cabals
Anyone contemplating this year’s appalling presidential campaign may be tempted to explain what’s happening by applying the third rule of bureaucratic organizations, enunciated by the late poet and definitive scholar of Soviet terrorism Robert Conquest.
“The behavior of ...
Is 2016 Redrawing the Political Map?
Is the political map, so familiar that even non-pundits offhandedly refer to red, blue, and purple states, changing before our eyes? Yes, at least to a limited extent — and it’s probably about time.
The political map has been pretty ...
Today’s Candidates Don’t Measure Up to Roosevelt or Reagan
Donald Trump has just made changes, again, in his campaign’s top leadership, shoving aside the seasoned Paul Manafort and installing Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon and veteran pollster Kellyanne Conway. He’s obviously acting in response to his falling ...
Nationalism Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing
Google “Donald Trump” and “nationalism” and you’ll get 1,090,000 results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, negative. “Nationalism” is deemed to be bad stuff, maybe even akin to Nazism.
But is nationalism always so ...
The Cost of Trump's Letting Hillary Get Away with Repeated Mistakes
Opportunity cost. That’s an economist’s term for what you lose out on when you divert your investments and attention to something less profitable. It’s also a good term for the losses Donald Trump has incurred in the ...
The Democratic Convention: Mission Partly Accomplished
It was a variant on a traditional convention for a party seeking a third straight term in the White House, attempting to overcome an apparent post-convention bounce for the opposition’s candidate: shades of 1988 or 2000 or 2008. Usually it starts with ...
Is America Ready for a Disruptive President?
Disruptive. That’s a good word to describe Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, and to describe the sometimes-ramshackle Republican National Convention his campaign more or less superintended in Cleveland this past week.
Apple disrupted the music industry; Uber disrupted the ...
Events Roil the 2016 Campaign
‘Events, dear boy, events,” the late British prime minister Harold Macmillan supposedly replied when asked what he most feared. And events can certainly make a difference, as was apparent this week: Prime Minister David Cameron moved out of No. 10 Downing ...
Hillary Clinton’s Non-Indictment Might Not Help Her
‘Unindicted co-conspirator”: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the e-mails case.
But if you read the bulk of FBI director ...
Brexit Was Caused by Failure of Elites, Not Bigotry of Masses
Bigotry! Nativism! Racism! That’s what elites in Britain and Europe, and here, have been howling, as explanations for why 52 percent of a higher-than-general-election turnout of British voters voted for their nation to leave the European Union.
But there is ...
Trump Pivoting Away from Tabloid-Style Campaigning
Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after clinching the Republican nomination, reshuffles and rejiggers a campaign that ...
Brexit Causes Elites Angst — But Britain May Leave EU Anyway
‘Market Angst as U.K. Edges to Exit,” proclaims the headline on the Wall Street Journal’s lead story. The exit referred to is Britain’s departure from the European Union, a move that will be mandated if a majority ...
Bernie Sanders Wins, Even while Losing
Bernie Sanders is not going gently into that good night, at least not yet.
After hearing Monday from the Associated Press that Hillary Clinton had clinched the nomination, after absorbing Tuesday night a solid defeat in the California primary and ...
The Dogs That Aren’t Barking in 2016
Let’s look back on the primary campaign — completed for Republicans, still ongoing for Democrats — and see if we can identify what Sherlock Holmes referred to as the dogs that didn’t bark.
For what’s unusual about this campaign ...
Trump, Clinton Tied in Polls: Were All the Wise Men Wrong?
It was conventional wisdom among the political cognoscenti during most of the primary season that Donald Trump could not win the general election. The evidence seemed strong.
Over twelve months of polling from May 2015 to April 2016, Hillary Clinton ran ahead ...
The 'Ferguson Effect' Is Real, and It's Hurting Black Americans Most
University of Missouri–St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had “second thoughts.” Like many academic criminologists, he had pooh-poohed charges that skyrocketing murder rates in many cities in 2015 and 2016 result from a “Ferguson effect” — a skittering back from proactive policing ...
Will the Trump Nomination Change Our Polarized Partisan Patterns?
An irresistible force meets an immovable object.
The irresistible force is the sense of discontent with how things have been going during this young century. Americans are displeased with a sluggish economy that fell into a deep recession and with ...
The Donald Surprised in the Primaries, Can He Repeat the Trick in November?
So Republicans now have a presumptive nominee — one headed to a clear delegate majority without visible opposition — sooner than the Democrats. It’s another way in which this year’s presidential race has defied expectations and ignored precedent.
Donald Trump ...
Donald Trump Isn’t the ‘Presumptive Nominee’ — Not Yet, Anyway
Donald Trump has declared himself, after following up his New York win April 19 with victories in five other northeastern states Tuesday, the “presumptive nominee” of the Republican party. Is it a done deal?
Not quite. Trump’s 40 percent of total ...
New York’s Home-State Winners Have November Problems
Home-state candidates notched up impressive victories in New York’s presidential primaries Tuesday. Donald Trump topped 50 percent for the first time — and handsomely, with 60 percent of Republican votes. And Hillary Clinton won 58 percent of Democratic votes in her adopted home ...
Donald Trump’s Insincere Process Arguments
‘Gestapo tactics.” That’s how Donald Trump’s recently installed campaign manager, Paul Manafort, characterized the Ted Cruz campaign’s successful effort to win all 34 of Colorado’s pledged national-convention delegates at the long-scheduled Republican congressional-district and state conventions.
Wisconsin Republicans Bid No Trump
‘Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again.” That’s the first sentence in a Trump-campaign statement tweeted out Tuesday night by the Washington Post’s Robert Costa. It’s also a strange way to respond to ...
Will Britain Leave the European Union or Remain in It?
On June 23, when Donald Trump will or will not have won the 1,237 delegates he needs to be nominated, voters in Britain will decide an issue as divisive as Trump’s candidacy: whether the United Kingdom will remain in or leave ...
A Vote for Kasich Is a Vote for Trump
Perhaps the most important results of the March 22 Republican primary in Arizona and caucus in Utah were numbers that didn’t appear on your television screen, no matter how late you stayed up for the poll closing times. Those were ...
Only Ted Cruz Can Stop Donald Trump
Can Donald Trump be stopped from winning the Republican nomination? The answer is yes. Despite his big win over Marco Rubio in Florida and his narrow wins over Ted Cruz in Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina, he has not won ...
Bad News for Both Parties
There was bad news for both parties in the primaries and caucuses in the week following Super Tuesday.
Start with the higher-ratings, higher-turnout Republican race. Donald Trump won two solid victories in Michigan and Mississippi on Tuesday, after weak showings ...
The Republican race goes on after Super Tuesday. In ordinary years, Donald Trump’s wins in seven of the eleven Super Tuesday contests after three out of four wins in February, together with his delegate lead, would make him the ...
Trump’s Rivals Must Make the Case for Themselves
Does Donald Trump’s big win in the Nevada caucuses mean he’s the inevitable Republican nominee? He has made himself the favorite and could sew up the nomination with the first winner-take-all primaries March 15. But it’s not inevitable ...
Who Will Win the Electability Vote?
With the likelihood that the Supreme Court vacancy will not be filled this year, voters’ minds are going to turn to questions of electability, writes my Washington Examiner colleague David Drucker.
The November elections will arguably determine which side will ...
New Hampshire voters issued a rebuke to conventional party leaders when they voted by large margins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s primaries. But Sanders is not going to win the Democratic nomination, and it’s by ...
Probing for Clues in the Iowa Caucus Numbers
Now that the results of last Monday’s Iowa caucuses are in, speculation naturally turns to next Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.
Will Donald Trump fail once again to receive the percentage he’s getting in polls? Will Marco Rubio ...
Missing From Both Parties' Candidates' Campaigns: Work
From someone whose title is senior political analyst you might be expecting a forecast of who will win the Iowa caucuses next Monday night. Will Donald Trump voters turn out in enough numbers to give him the narrow win over ...
Karl Rove Explains Why William McKinley's Insight Matters for 2016
The economy has been staggering, with stagnant or no growth, for several years, after a financial crisis. Loud complaints have been raised against Wall Street financiers and the concentration of great wealth in few hands. Rapid technological development is generating ...
How Has American Exceptionalism Fared under Obama?
In his final State of the Union speech, Barack Obama made at least a few bows toward the idea that America is an exceptional nation, an idea he once derided by saying, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I ...
Negative Campaigning Breaks Out in Republican Race
Rough and tumble. Hammer and tongs. In the race for this year’s Republican nomination, Donald Trump has not hesitated to attack and ridicule many of his opponents, and some of them have teed up attacks on him, only to ...
Obama Reshapes Presidential Politics — But Maybe Not to Democrats’ Benefit
One thing that’s striking about the presidential race, which, finally, officially begins soon, is how much the race has been shaped by Barack Obama. The course of the contests for both the Republican and the Democratic nominations would be ...
Conservatives’ Biographies Show How History Can Move Right
Biography is one way — often the most vivid way — in which people understand history. The beautifully written biographies of Franklin Roosevelt that rolled off the presses and rose in the bestseller lists in the 1950s and 1960s created a template ...