Conservatives have put families and communities at the center of their conception of a better America—but they’re notably absent from the Republican nominee’s account.
Journalists need to perform “theater criticism” of debates as well as grade policy proposals—the trick is keeping them separate.
A former speechwriter for the president says he’s voting for Trump, but he doesn’t seem very familiar with what the Republican candidate actually believes.
The New York Times responds to a candidate who breaks all the rules by discarding some of its own.
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come.
At a candidate’s forum on Wednesday night, the Democratic nominee served up loads of specifics—but no positive story to weave them together.
He’s built his reputation on straight talk—but when the Republican candidate sits down with the groups he vilifies, he exhibits a striking change.
The football player lost a unique opportunity to help the country understand the nature of police violence.
In the primaries, he avoided policy debates by promising to build a wall—but the general election is forcing him into specifics.
The political commentator may be more committed to the Republican nominee’s platform than he is.
In the era of Trump, Clinton and co. want to preserve the status quo, while their Republican opponents want radical change.
To some conservatives, “real Americans” and “ordinary folks” are getting a raw deal. But just because it seems that way doesn’t make it so.
A few themes emerge among intellectuals on the right about what attracts them to the candidate: his campaign’s energy, his impassioned following, and his eagerness to call out the establishment.
Genuine religious freedom requires accepting Muslims even without their wartime heroism.
The Democrat promised voters she’d do her job intelligently and doggedly—and help them be the heroes of their own lives.
In his convention speech, he suggested that Muslims need to earn the rights that all other Americans enjoy.
Hillary Clinton is running as the candidate of continuity—but Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and most white Democrats think America is headed in the wrong direction.
The virtues that Hillary Clinton identified in Tim Kaine are also the ones that have led her astray in the past.
For years, the GOP has lambasted the left for not valuing American exceptionalism. But the real challenge to American exceptionalism has been brewing on the right.
Monday night, Trump’s supporters suggested that America went to hell under Barack Obama—without ever mentioning what things were like under the Republican who preceded him.