The party appears to be struggling to convince the public it represents a better alternative to President Trump and the GOP.
Conflicts over reproductive rights have raised questions about who the party will accept, and who it will reject, in its coalition.
A debate over what it means to be a progressive is front-and-center as the party tries to rebuild.
The Democratic challenger had a strong showing in a conservative district on Tuesday, but failed to earn enough votes to prevent another contest in June against Republican Karen Handel.
Anyone can create political power, Eric Liu argues in a new book, but opposition alone won’t win converts to a cause.
The Democratic Party has lost power at the national level and in state legislatures. Even so, Ruy Teixeira argues that liberals should feel hopeful about the future.
In response, some GOP members of Congress are attempting to show sympathy for voter concerns.
The Massachusetts senator is in the spotlight for criticizing the president’s agenda. The louder she opposes Trump, however, the more she may find her own actions closely scrutinized, and harshly judged.
A conversation with Robert Jervis of Columbia University on the potential consequences of the president’s combative rhetoric
Dan P. McAdams, the author of The Atlantic’s June 2016 cover story “The Mind of Donald Trump,” shares what he learned about Trump and what might be expected during his presidency.
“Trump is absolutely trying to attack our democratic institutions and to make the country more authoritarian,” one Democratic lawmaker warns.
They were Ronald Reagan’s allies during the Cold War. But some now want the president-elect to build bridges with Vladimir Putin.
Republican Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, has taken aim at a federal watchdog.
“This isn’t the way the presidency has worked since Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act in 1978,” the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said on Wednesday.
Conservative women who oppose the incoming president must decide whether to stay in the GOP or leave.
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.
The editor of First Things on Donald Trump and the limits of multi-cultural democracy
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