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 U.S. is becoming more diverse in terms of faith, but its legislature isn’t. A major reason? Non-religious Americans' voting rates.
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.
A conversation with Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, about the party’s illiteracy on and hostility toward white evangelicals
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2016, when a lot happened in the world of politics
From mosque surveillance to new religious-exemption laws, a look at some of the issues likely to come up under Trump
The science of man-made global warming has only grown more conclusive. So why have Republicans become less convinced it’s real over the past decade and a half?
Representative Mark Meadows, the group’s new chairman, is hoping an early push for deregulation will do the trick.
His tone and temperament haven’t changed since the campaign, and he’s poised to enter office with historically low approval ratings.
The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold opened up to his audience, using crowdsourcing to explore the president-elect’s charitable activities.
Texas’s slate of electors put him over the top.
Democratic women should have plenty to say—not just about the direction of their party but also about the state of women’s leadership in the American political system.
He summed up the president-elect’s plans simply: “Donald Trump’s gonna kick over the table.”
Legislators passed a slate of bills to sharply reduce the power of the incoming governor, over the heated objections of Democrats and hundreds of protestors.
The president was worried a stronger pre-election response would undermine confidence in the vote or further provoke the Russian leader.
The states with the highest emissions levels mostly voted for the president-elect. Now, he’s selecting officials for his Cabinet who likely won’t try to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
The former Texas governor has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change and once forgot the name of the agency when listing those he wanted to eliminate.
The president-elect and Silicon Valley leaders are foils, with contrasting values, interests, and visions for the future.