On Thursday, the president applied an epithet with a troubling, anti-Semitic history to the outgoing director of his National Economic Council.
The organization is desperately trying to maintain its bipartisan membership and avoid the pull of polarization—but it’s almost certain to fail.
While Republicans have successfully blocked legislative changes, Americans’ attitudes are changing.
By undermining America’s soft power even as it ramps up competition with China, the Trump administration is sabotaging its own strategy.
The president can’t grasp that what matters most about the Russia attack is not what it reveals about his political legitimacy but what it reveals about America’s national vulnerability.
On domestic policy, the party is moving left. On foreign and defense policy, the party barely exists.
The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.
The administration is nowhere near out of peaceful options.
The omissions in the State of the Union, and the fate of Victor Cha, all point in the same direction.
Don McGahn’s refusal to carry out the president’s order to fire the special counsel shows that official Washington still holds some influence.
Relative peace and prosperity cause issues of identity to rise to the fore.
Where’s the habitual concern for unintended consequences?
The notion of “principled realism” may please foreign-policy advisers, but it’s not clear the president knows what it is.
Democratic men are 31 points more likely to say that the “country has not gone far enough on women’s rights” than Republican women.
The decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital increases the odds of violence because it deepens Palestinian despair.
Despite Robert Mueller’s damaging disclosures, Republican voters offer Trump unwavering support.
If Rex Tillerson is replaced, one barrier keeping the president in check will fall away.
Conservatives are finding new justifications for anti-Muslim sentiments—and embedding them more deeply in America’s political terrain.
Whenever the president starts losing control politically, he looks to incite rage in his base.
While the leadership of both parties views sexual misconduct as a political problem to minimize, the Republican and Democratic bases could not be farther apart.