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Is Iowa Too Nice to Go for Trump?

There are demographic reasons for its mild outlier status in this election: There are few minority voters in the state, but there are plenty of...

The 5 Kinds of Republicans Who Are Defecting From the Party of Trump

Nominal Republicans who are out of synch with their party: While they are not as plentiful as they were in the days when liberal Republicans...

The Second-Strangest Campaign of the Season Is Taking Place in Florida, of Course

Alan Grayson, the Florida representative and liberal firebrand hoping to win Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat, was attempting to explain the recent avalanche of explaining...

Loser Night at the RNC: What Cruz, Rubio, and Walker Need to Accomplish in Their Speeches

Technically, the big headliner is vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, who will presumably show off his attack-dog chops while burnishing the ticket's dubious street cred for...

Trump's Bid to Transform the GOP into the Abusive Daddy Party

The demand for an angry and vengeful daddy continued with time devoted to relatives of a border patrol officer allegedly killed by guns distributed in...

Ronald Reagan Was Once Donald Trump

Trump's tenure as an NBC reality-show host is comparable to Reagan's stint hosting the highly rated but disposable General Electric Theater for CBS in the...

Soon It Will Suck To Be Donald Trump

The Republican and movement-conservative Establishments are grudgingly but steadily moving into his camp. When he comes to Washington for meetings with his vanquished ... to...

Donald Trump Hasn't Killed the Tea Party. He Is the Tea Party.

This account does not explain why Trump decided to invade the Republican primary rather than run as a Democrat, but it does conveniently absolve the...

Trump Son-in-Law's Newspaper Endorses Trump in Trumpiest Editorial Ever Written

He seems like a decent enough fellow with a record of conservative political achievements. But he's been finishing fourth out of three candidates and his...

No, Ted Cruz Is Not an 'Economic Populist'

Not so fast. There are few words in the political lexicon more frequently misused and abused than populist, particularly in times of strong public hostility...

The Essential Questions for New York Democrats

On the Democratic side, the purist tradition runs from George McGovern (its patron saint) to Jesse Jackson to Howard Dean to Bernie Sanders, pragmatists from...

Donald Trump Versus the Republican Brain

Oddly enough, the polarizing candidate occupies the center of the remaining presidential field, with one opponent on his right (Ted Cruz) and another on his...

Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio ...

There's only one problem with that scenario: Under Republican caucus procedures, there's no way the disgruntled social conservatives can achieve their alleged goal without damaging...

Why Some of the Worst Attacks on Social Science Have Come From Liberals

No, it isn't about climate change, but my dad could be excused for thinking any book about the politicization of science must be about conservatives.

Ted Cruz's Biggest Financial Backers Oppose the Celebration of Christmas

Here's the Texas compound of the Wilks Brothers, who are hosting a crucial Christian Right gathering for their candidate, Ted Cruz. Just don't expect them...

Pope Francis's Revolution Has Left Out Women

(And before you say, “The Church would never,” remember that since the 1970s, all kinds of conservative Jewish and Protestant denominations who would never previously...

Donald Trump Is Saving Our Democracy

Or might Trump be the reincarnation of Joseph McCarthy (per the Times' Thomas Friedman), Hugo Chávez (the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens), or that avatar...

How Conservatives Explain Away Republican Islamophobia

It is a “phony case of Islamophobia,” writes Kevin Williamson. “If it's a comment on anything, it's on the astonishing deficit of common sense at...

Donald Trump Is Going to Lose Because He Is Crazy

A profile by McKay Coppins last year framed Trump's long history of teasing reporters with campaigns that he would not undertake as an unbreakable pattern...

The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

These gestures had moved conservative Christians in a very religious state. Coates believes in the power of ..... Paris carries with it reminders of the...

Jeb Is Not the Bush You Think He Is

Jeb Bush is more ruthless than he looks, more conservative than moderates like to believe, and possibly more appealing to Latinos than Marco Rubio. ...

Will Republicans Follow Nebraska and Give Up the Death Penalty?

Photo: Mike Simons/Getty Images. Yesterday, Nebraska's legislature abolished the state's use of capital punishment, voting 30–19 to override Republican governor Pete Ricketts's veto of a...

Has Marco Rubio Finally Created a Tax Cut So Huge Republicans Don't Like It?

In recent years, a small group of conservative intellectuals have questioned that goal, both on substantive grounds (lower taxes for the rich have less economic...

Meet Your Republican 2016 Front-Runner

He courted important segments of the Republican Party, such as social conservatives and anti-tax fanatics. Having already smashed his ... The conventional wisdom, as embodied...

Frank Rich: Why the Future We Imagined in 1964 Was Wrong in Pretty Much ...

The juxtaposition of these two aspiring First Families, one epitomizing the old Eastern Establishment and the other a new conservative order rising across the Sun...

Frank Rich on the National Circus: The GOP's Inane Attack on 'President Ebola'

True, his birthplace of Kenya is in East, not West, Africa, but I imagine Trump's investigators will discover some heretofore unknown Obamas in Liberia, including...

Have Republicans Finally Gone Too Far in Kansas?

Opponents warned the plan would wreak havoc on the state budget; Brownback and his supporters, including influential national Republican policy-makers like Arthur Laffer and Stephen...

Police Militarization Is a Problem the Left and Right Can Agree About — and Solve

Just as notably, the conservative perspective on law and order has been subtly changing, most obviously in the strengthening conservative enthusiasm for reforming prison sentencing,...

Republican Climate Policy Keeps Getting Less Intelligent

On Friday, 12 states filed suit to block the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) has an op-ed in yesterday's Wall Street...

I Was Raped, and I Stayed Silent About My 'Coveted Status'

... three students, and the Yale College dean, and whose primary purpose was to investigate academic issues like plagiarism. (Now all complaints of sexual harassment...