Joe Biden succeeded in bridging his party’s past and future coalitions—but the challenges of future elections are daunting.
Black voters helped save the president-elect’s primary campaign and put him over the top in the general election. Now they want action.
Conservative women in America’s suburbs helped make Joe Biden president. Are they welcome in his party?
Joe Biden won the White House, but Republican power in the states isn’t going anywhere.
The battle for the party’s future has begun.
A poem for Sunday
“There is nothing about him that goes gently into the night.”
His victory wasn’t about his campaign. It was about him.
At Steve Bannon’s Election Night party, bravado reigned. But reality quickly caught up with the Trumpism diehards.
Joe Biden has been waiting his whole life to be president. He’s still waiting.
The president’s White House press conference showed that he knows his reelection prospects are fading, and he’ll try anything to keep power.
Abortion-rights opponents pushed a 22-week limit because they believed they could win. They were wrong.
Nothing about the results so far suggests the election will break the country’s long-term political stalemate.
Yet another reason to curse the Electoral College
The Republican’s surprising win in Maine represents a victory for moderation in a polarizing era.
Jaime Harrison lost to Lindsey Graham but expanded Democrats’ vision of what’s possible in the Deep South.
The Atlantic’s essential writing on an improbable, consequential, chaotic four years
A new citizen. Small-business owners. A high-school student. In Pennsylvania, the country’s fastest-growing electorate is diverse and divided.
Figuring out what exactly is happening on Election Night can be hard. But we’ve got some advice.
The president will always denigrate anyone remotely different from himself.