Most presidents view inaugural addresses as a rare opportunity to appeal beyond “the base.” This was base-only.
The 45th President’s inaugural address encapsulated the risky gamble the Republican Party is taking on his combative approach.
The local leaders are breaking from tradition to weigh in on presidential politics.
“Trump is absolutely trying to attack our democratic institutions and to make the country more authoritarian,” one Democratic lawmaker warns.
Indiana Democrats weigh in on their experience with the former governor.
They were Ronald Reagan’s allies during the Cold War. But some now want the president-elect to build bridges with Vladimir Putin.
Conservative women who oppose the incoming president must decide whether to stay in the GOP or leave.
Public-works projects have historically improved urbanites’ access to opportunity and quality of life. But they've also helped the privileged at the expense of the marginalized.
These voters overwhelmingly oppose the Affordable Care Act. Yet millions of them have gained health-care coverage under the law.
It won’t be easy for the party to win back voters lost to the GOP.
After losing many races in 2016, the party is looking to regain power outside the federal government. But in many ways, it’s not set up to make that change of emphasis.
The GOP launched the 115th Congress with an embarrassing misstep on ethics.
The U.S. is becoming more diverse in terms of faith, but its legislature isn’t. A major reason? Non-religious Americans' voting rates.
The Trump transition is behind schedule in vetting its nominees, and struggling to fill senior positions before the inauguration.
Even for those like me who admire the 44th president, the constitutional record is disturbingly mixed.
The editor of First Things on Donald Trump and the limits of multi-cultural democracy
Donald Trump’s rise, and Hillary Clinton’s loss, is not a sign that America is irredeemably bigoted.
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2016—from religious-liberty bills to Donald Trump's polarizing effect on evangelicals.
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2016, when longstanding tensions over race and identity erupted into conflict.
A conversation with Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, about the party’s illiteracy on and hostility toward white evangelicals