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The Insanity Started a Long Time Ago

Julian Zeilzer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, isn't buying the handwringing we're seeing from David Brooks and the National Review about the presidential candidacies of Donald...

How Democrats Can Change the Political Map

While most of the media is completely focused on the 2016 presidential election, Paul Glastris notes that the current edition of the Washington Monthly is looking "over-the horizon" at an...

Quick Takes

With the Iowa caucuses happening one week from tonight (finally!), Nate Silver's "polls only model" gives Donald Trump a 57% chance of winning on the Republican side and Hillary...

Our Fear of Black Boys: Past and Present

Over the weekend, I finally watched the documentary, The Central Park Five (it is now available on Netflix). Of course I was already familiar with the story. But watching those...

The Freedom Caucus Isn't Wrong About Everything

Lee Drutman has a review of James M. Curry’s new book Legislating in the Dark: Information and Power in the House of Representatives in the January/February issue of our magazine....

Will Grassley's Blessing of Trump Matter?

Robert Leonard has interviewed Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa once a week on the radio for the last ten years. That might explain why he has such a high opinion...

The Anti-Obama Candidacies

A lot of conservative pundits have been blaming the rise of Donald Trump in the Republican primary on President Obama. Their reasoning is that this President has been so liberal...

What Do We Mean by "Establishment?"

Bernie Sanders took some flak recently for calling Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign part of the establishment. Here's what he said in response to a question from Rachel...

Cruz (Out of) Control

Wingnut World is freaking out over a new video by Peter Sinclair of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication that points out the duplicity of Republican presidential candidate Ted...

Four More Years?

One of the more interesting pieces of 2015 came from former Reagan economic adviser Bruce Bartlett, who declared that he was rooting for Donald Trump to win the 2016 Republican...

Quick Takes

If anyone is having trouble understanding why Bernie Sanders is failing to connect with African American voters, they should read Jonathan Capehart. A lot of it has to do...

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

I’ve watched waterfalls of self-pity roar from Wall Streeters and hedge fund managers for years now. I remember when Leon Cooperman compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler. I remember Leon...

Theories of Change 2008 - 2016

How a Democratic president will deal with an intractable opposition fueled by a base committed to insurgency is an important question to ask. To simply critique Bernie Sanders' proposals on...

Shall We Choose Poison?

The National Review has just come out with an entire issue dedicated to convincing Republicans not to nominate Donald Trump to be their presidential candidate. It wasn’t a painless decision....

It All Comes Down to Turnout

As we get closer to the first actual voting in this 2016 primary, we're seeing a lot of variation in the polls. Just yesterday two polls in Iowa came to...

The Real Problem With Money in Politics is Inequality

In his review of Richard Hansen's book Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections in the current issue of the Washington Monthly, Gilad Edelman...

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