Between disaffected Republicans and energized Latinos, all of 2016’s cross-currents have conspired to make this formerly red state one of the cycle’s most contested targets.
Colorado was supposed to be a presidential battleground, but that now seems far-fetched. Democrats’ success in places like this could spell trouble for the Republican Party long past 2016.
How political consulting works—or doesn’t
Is there a constituency in the U.S. for a campaign built around ardent opposition to multiculturalism?
Trump’s candidacy relies on the power of fear. It could be the only way for him to win.
The world of GOP intellectuals and policymakers has been upended by Donald Trump. What is there to do but carry on?
An insurgent candidate inspired by the Republican nominee fails to lay a finger on House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin.
Representative Tim Huelskamp’s loss shows that the business lobby is successfully fighting back against GOP conservatives.
The Atlantic’s Molly Ball explores Hillary Clinton’s image of composure in the midst of a troubled country.
Can Hillary Clinton’s projection of steadiness resonate with an unsettled country?
The Democratic chairwoman had few supporters—but clung to her post for years, abetted by the indifference of the White House.
Donald Trump took the freak show of American politics and made it the main event. But now he says he wants to be the candidate of calm.
An eccentric band of conservatives thought they could make a last stand against the presumptive nominee, but wound up only strengthening Trump as he marches to the nomination next week.
Win or lose, the Republican candidate may be shaping the party in his image—and pulling it away from conservative principles.
For the first time, the Republican nominee’s operation shows real signs of changing course. But can changing the campaign change the candidate?
Voters, not the press, decide elections.
As the general election gets under way, the Republican nominee is straining to rein in his outrageous persona. But is it too late to change?
Both political parties experienced populist uprisings this year. But while Republicans were consumed by theirs, Democrats have defeated their insurgent wing, even if they haven’t tamed it.
The 2016 campaign has revealed an America of stark division and mutual animosity.