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When a Candidate Conspired With a Foreign Power to Win An Election

When Nixon's “Southern strategy” threatened to unravel at the Republican National Convention in Miami, with the South's delegates yearning to switch to the more conservative...

Generals Love Him. Top Democrats Despise Him. Can He Be President Anyway?

Joe Trippi, who worked on the presidential campaigns of Ted Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Howard Dean and others, was warned by establishment Democrats in...

How We Killed the Tea Party

An analysis found 10 conservative PACs whose treasurer was Scott MacKenzie spent 92 percent of the $17.5 million they raised on operating expenses, and less...

Gary Johnson Has a Plan

Almost accidentally, the candidate has become 2016's last bearer of a whole set of modern conservative ideals, from free trade to entitlement reform; some top...

Where Are All the Republican Women?

POLITICO MagazineThere are fewer Republican women in Congress now than in 2006. The trend repeats at every level of government.and more »...

Last Man Standing

It was July 2015, Trump was beginning his improbable rise in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and Kristol—a hybrid pundit and activist who...

Will Trump's Nomination Be the End of the Religious Right?

But as Ruth Graham noted at Slate, the group is really a who's-who of former evangelical leaders: Ralph Reed, former leader of the Christian Coalition;...

Paul Manafort's Wild and Lucrative Philippine Adventure

The model, which allowed him to indulge his taste for the high-life, parlayed his clout with the emergent conservative ruling class into lucrative gigs representing...

How Hillary Loses

That will be more difficult the more she takes the conservative path, pivoting to the center for the general election, and focusing on messages geared...

Why Bernie's Bros Might Go for Trump

The challenges of stagflation and energy shortages, the dislocations of Watergate, Vietnam and the civil rights revolution produced a powerful range of backlash and sentiment...

The Vice Presidency No One Should Want

In sum, the past quarter-century has made obsolete the stereotype embodied by Alexander Throttlebottom, the hapless veep in the 1931 musical “Of Thee I Sing,”...

Trump and the Artifice of the Deal

Though the crucial New York primary was a week away, Trump decided he wouldn't bother using his allotted 30 minutes to pump his conservative credentials.

Inside Cruz's Crumbling Campaign

So campaign manager Jeff Roe, chief strategist Jason Johnson, senior adviser David Polyansky, then-communications director Rick Tyler and others were watching as Jake Tapper and...

Why Romney Fired on Fort Trumpter

Hollywood star Baird Whitlock, played by George Clooney, is kidnapped by a communist group and then suffers a kind of Stockholm Syndrome. After he's released,...

Why Bernie Sanders Wins Even If He Loses

Sen. Bernie Sanders' trouncing of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire was an enormous psychological victory, but what about under the hood? If you look at...

Imagining Obama

In the portrait Seesaw, Washington, D.C., painter Preston Sampson contends with that historical background, using collaged fragments of actual slave quilts to form Obama's collar—at...

How Ted Cruz Became Ted Cruz

Heller, a brief was filed from the eighth floor of the Price Daniel Sr. State Office Building in Austin, Texas, specifically from the corner office...

The Worst Political Predictions of 2015

(Others rumored to be running included Ohio Senator Rob Portman, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Needless to...

Why Progressives Shouldn't Support Bernie

Politico - Barney Frank - POLITICO MagazinePoliticoWhen we were discussing the 2016 campaign on “Morning Joe” last month, he expressed strong admiration for Bernie Sanders...

The Alitomayor Effect

Joe Biden's secret fundraisers ... Although many of the court's so-called conservatives are for the most part free speech absolutists, for instance, Alito has broken...

Getting to 'I Do'

Joe Biden's secret fundraisers · Officer Wilson probably will walk. For me, Stonewall isn't remarkable because it was the first time gay people fought back...

The Disrupters

Joe Biden's secret fundraisers · Officer Wilson probably will walk. Airbnb makes it imaginable that I would stay in the house of a stranger who...

Getting to 'I Do'

15 Yuval Levin. Editor, National Affairs. For Envisioning the Unobamacare. Richard Fink ... The Conservative Prison Reformer. ... 30 Jerry Brown & Kamala Harris. Governor...

HIS DATA SET WAS HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD.

In May, the Financial Times' Chris Giles wrote a blog post taking issue with Piketty's data, but Piketty mostly laid the critique to rest with...

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Joe Biden's secret fundraisers ... That might be standard fare in left-wing policy circles, but for an institution critics accuse of pandering to Wall Street...

The Most Interesting Man in Politics.

Joe Biden's secret fundraisers · Officer Wilson probably will walk. Read More. Rand Paul · The POLITICO 50 · The One-Man Think Tank. Who's inside...

'I've Been a Pariah for So Long'

... famous not for its seven dense chapters of educational theory but for The List—a 63-page index of 5,000 essential subjects and concepts that Hirsch...

Charles Koch's Brain

Joe Biden's secret fundraisers ... The 63-year-old, silver-haired strategist, a man largely unknown outside a small circle of like-minded conservative operatives, has spent more than...

Washington Is Not an Ideas-Free Zone. (Usually.)

Prison reform used to be an exclusively liberal idea, but Texas lawyer Marc Levin has succeeded in making it a conservative one, too, reframing it...

Charles Koch's Brain

Joe Biden's secret fundraisers ... The 63-year-old, silver-haired strategist, a man largely unknown outside a small circle of like-minded conservative operatives, has spent more than...

Washington Is Not an Ideas-Free Zone. (Usually.)

Prison reform used to be an exclusively liberal idea, but Texas lawyer Marc Levin has succeeded in making it a conservative one, too, reframing it...