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.
If they were, Turkey wouldn’t be a target.
The Republican candidate is deeply unpopular, and his Democratic rival is promoting her own version of American nationalism.
If he chooses to make another bid for the White House, he could finally run an authentic campaign.
Trump says there’s “nothing out there” about his opponent’s faith. For those who have been paying attention, there’s a lot.
Embracing white nativism in the 1990s turned the California GOP into a permanent minority. The same story may now be repeating itself nationally.
Her journey to the Democratic nomination is one of the most improbable political turnarounds of recent years.
Republicans are lining up behind Donald Trump, but Bill Kristol is still trying to stop him. Too bad pundits are conflating his chances of success with its virtue.
The Republican candidate isn’t directly attacking democracy—but he’s targeting the institutions that sustain it.