The Republican presidential candidate shares Obama’s gift for dressing strong views in empathetic language.
The vice president seems to be building his bid on emotion, not substance—and that’s unlikely to carry him very far.
The former vice president has proposed an alternative to Obama’s Iran deal. It sounds an awful lot like war.
By reorienting the GOP’s foreign-policy debate away from the Middle East, the flamboyant frontrunner took the pact off the front page.
The Republican frontrunner has offered Bush the perfect chance to display some passion—but he’s declined to take it.
Having misunderstood the Iraq War, U.S. Republicans are taking a dangerously hawkish turn on foreign policy.
At the first Republican presidential debate, the unlikely frontrunner was too busy talking about himself to talk about the issues.
The idea that Iranian leaders seek another Holocaust is at the emotional core of opposition to the nuclear deal. Is it true?
The crowded GOP presidential field is driving candidates to indulge in outrageous antics as they battle for attention.
In most discussions of the nuclear deal, the word "Iraq" never comes up. That’s insane.
His opportunistic demagoguery was indulged by Republican Party leaders, until he turned his sights on the military.
Three Atlantic writers debate the merits of the nuclear agreement.
The nuclear agreement highlights the limits of American power—something the president’s opponents won’t accept.
The responses to his immigration rhetoric show how much American political views have changed.
As the Vermont senator gains momentum, Claire McCaskill rushes to the frontrunner’s defense.
Some on the right suddenly claim they support marriage equality, but oppose how the Supreme Court did it.
Over the last two weeks, Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly missed opportunities to demonstrate that they care about communities outside of their traditional base.
The former Florida governor suggests that the pontiff shouldn’t weigh in on climate change—again flubbing a predictable question.
The former Florida governor, like his brother before him, is using concern for the poor to distract attention from policies that favor the elite.
Heading to Europe was a boring choice—and boring is what the former Florida governor can least afford to be.