In the Republican nominee’s nostalgia-fueled campaign, older voters see their last chance to bring back the 1950s. But he could be starting to lose them, too.
Trump may have risen on the wings of white backlash. But black Americans' fierce resistance to a candidate they see as racist could spell his defeat.
As the campaign descends into chaos, the Republican nominee lashes out in all directions, consequences be damned.
Avik Roy—a former adviser to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney—wants to rescue conservatism from Trump’s divisive tribalism. But can he persuade his party to join him?
In its final weeks, the contest between the first woman nominee and the Republican’s cartoonish machismo has fittingly devolved into a battle of the sexes.
A group of 20-something voters illustrates young people’s consternation with their political choices this year.
The Libertarian vice-presidential nominee wants to offer an alternative—but he doesn’t think Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are equally terrible.
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.