Presidential hopefuls blasted Trump for abandoning the Kurds—but want the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan under similar conditions.
His brazen attempts to redefine the norms of acceptable conduct work for a reason.
Normally, conspiratorial thinking is a weapon for the weak. But Trump’s GOP wallows in paranoia even when it controls the White House.
For a generation, Democrats equated boldness with defeat. In launching an impeachment inquiry, Nancy Pelosi signaled a new direction.
Like Ross Perot, the Democratic businessman downplays social issues and focuses on economics—the perfect formula for some disaffected voters.
Caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials, this generation may have missed its chance.
Presidents who take office in the shadow of unpopular wars don’t tolerate warlike advisers for very long.
Elizabeth Warren is imploring Democrats to choose inspiration over caution—just as an insurgent Illinois senator did against Hillary Clinton in 2007.
The president’s designs on the world’s largest island reveal his indifference to how its residents might feel.
The president often implies that what determines national loyalty is not citizenship but ethnicity, religion, and race.
Many leading Democratic candidates are running against free trade, but trade is popular—especially in Iowa.
Instead of denying threats to the planet, far-right propagandists seize on them as another means of sowing racial panic.
To treat great-power competition as an afterthought is irresponsible, even dangerous. The 2020 presidential candidates did just that.
As Warren and Sanders dominate the party’s agenda, centrists are left sniping from the sidelines.
In the past, the president riled up his base by exploiting violent incidents in the news. Now he just manufactures his own controversies.
When Democrats are accused of anti-Semitism, Republicans understand that coded language can be hurtful. But Trump’s racist comments get a pass.
The former vice president goes on the offensive against the rivals to his left.
The return of a vanquished disease reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good.
Despite trawling social media, conservative publications found scant evidence that mainstream commentators approved of an attack on a journalist.
The 2020 hopefuls aren’t for open borders—but they don’t want to sound like Trump either.