The Senate majority leader is punishing and rewarding senators all at once—in ways that diminish everybody in his caucus other than himself.
With the president letting Putin off the hook for meddling in elections, it's up to the congressional GOP to defend the integrity of American democracy.
The problem was not so much the speech as the speaker.
Commitment to liberalism once distinguished the United States—now, it’s the disdain of American elites for the troubles of their fellow citizens that sets the nation apart.
The bills before Congress get it wrong—what’s needed is incremental reform in a conservative direction.
Mounting evidence that Trump’s election was aided by Russian interference presents a challenge to the American system of government—with lasting consequences for democracy.
The president’s attempt to intimidate James Comey didn’t merely backfire—it may also embolden hostile regimes to conclude his other threats are equally empty.
The Republican triumph in an affluent, educated Georgia congressional district showed GOP voters standing by their president.
A new book points to the importance of strong conservative parties—and warns about the consequences when they fall short.
The administration’s decision not to reverse the DACA policy is an announcement that the president played his voters for fools.
Assassins attempt veto by murder—making them the enemies of both those who share their politics and those who reject them.
Even as Americans keep the latest victims of a mass shooting in their thoughts, they have an obligation to figure out how to prevent any recurrence.
British voters knocked over the trap the prime minister tried to set for them.
Trump’s supporters attacked the former FBI director’s testimony, but didn’t manage to discredit it.
There are many questions that James Comey may answer in his Senate testimony, but the broad outlines of Trump’s conduct are clear.
British policies have proved remarkably effective—a fact that Saturday’s attack underscores, rather than undermines.
In an op-ed, the Trump administration’s “adults in the room” envision America in the image of its leader: selfish, isolated, brutish, domineering, and driven by immediate appetites rather than ideals or even longer-term interests.
Angela Merkel has served formal notice that she will lead the German wandering away from the American alliance.
The permissiveness of Republican leaders who acquiesce to violence, collusion, and corruption is encouraging more of the same.
The question isn’t whether a president can directly control the bureau—it’s whether other institutions, and the public, are going to let him get away with it.