The libertarian senator’s presidential campaign was predicated on striking a balance between different party factions that proved unworkable in practice.
Trumpism is an ideology—not just a catharsis.
Can Hillary Clinton and the party’s establishment put down the Bernie Sanders rebellion?
The family loyalists watch the decline of Jeb Bush’s presidential ambitions with a mix of sadness and resignation.
Hosting a veterans’ benefit across town from the debate he skipped, the Republican front-runner manages to take the air out of both rooms.
Cruz’s fans say it’s because he stands on principle. But his critics say he’s never achieved anything—except burnishing his own brand.
The Texas senator has convinced Washington to hate him; can he use that to convince America to love him?
Beltway Republicans say they consider Donald Trump the lesser of two evils. Cruz wears their loathing as a badge of honor.
The rabble-rousing former Alaska governor pioneered the rhetorical style now powering the frontrunner's rise.
The Republican candidate’s speech at Liberty University divides evangelical leaders, revealing a split in the so-called values vote.
With the Iowa caucuses just two weeks away, can Republicans reconcile themselves to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz? Or will the GOP break into pieces?
The Working Families Party has pushed the political debate to the left in the states where it’s already active. Now—in the era of Occupy and Bernie Sanders—it’s ready to take that fight nationwide.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the two most surprising candidates to emerge as major factors in the 2016 presidential…
Nick Hanauer is on an unusual mission.
Last year, Vermont became the first U.S. state to pass a law requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified…
The South Carolina senator ran on more war, less Social Security, and immigration reform—the opposite of frontrunner Donald Trump.
When the presidential candidates met for the third time on Saturday, their distinct approaches were on full display.
A few astute readers pointed out a significant omission from my piece yesterday about Sheldon Adelson’s purchase of the Las…
The right-wing billionaire now owns the top source of news in a politically important state—and no one knows what he plans to do with it.
The GOP candidates shared a stage in Vegas, but seemed locked in their own, only occasionally intersecting conflicts.