Amid the chaos of the Republican National Convention, the city of Cleveland was quiet.
No one will ever be able to say, looking back, that Donald Trump was concealing the kind of leader he…
Bikini trading-card king Brian Wallos expands his empire to politics, training his gaze on 2016’s winners, losers, and rookies as well as the future stars of 2020.
In his speech to the Republican National Convention, the presidential nominee revealed a deeply flawed political strategy.
Breaking with two centuries of political tradition, Donald Trump didn’t ask Americans to place their trust in each other or in God, but rather, in Trump.
Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech was full of misleading statements, twisted facts, and false characterizations.
Will the men and women who sabotaged the Republican party also be the ones to save it?
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on at the Republican Convention, it’s how they feel about Hillary Clinton.
When he takes the floor tonight, the Republican nominee faces an impossible task.
In a series of posts, I’ve been arguing that the well-publicized chaos of the Republican National Convention…
Readers respond to this stage in our national pageant. Is it all just kayfabe? From a reader in the…
Photographs of the delegates, the demonstrations, and the Donald
In the previous installment of our archive series, Fallows featured a popularity poll of Donald Trump in 1990 that…
At the Republican National Convention, reactions to Donald Trump range from lackluster enthusiasm to outright defiance.
Months ago I published a note from a reader whose work, in the TV industry, involved exposure to virtually all…
The Republican nominee's comments to The New York Times are likely to be received very differently by his base than by Washington's elites.
For any normal candidate in any normal year, an interview like the one Donald Trump has just given to David…
Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination and spoke of a dark, troubled, crime-riddled nation—that only he could heal.
Was the Texas senator’s bold move at the Republican National Convention a principled stand, or a mistake?
It was supposed to be Indiana Governor Mike Pence's big night—but all eyes were on the unrepentant Texas senator, instead.
The first convention I remember watching, on television at home as a kid, was the 1964 Republican convention, featuring Barry…
As the governor steps out on the national stage, Indiana delegates recall a devoted friend, who has grown into his role as an executive.
Late in the U.S. Republican primary, the Texas senator denounced his then-rival in strong moral terms. He may not hold his ground during the convention.
For some, it's about protecting police. For others, it's about keeping protesters safe.
The long odds facing Donald Trump have ambitious Republican politicians already jockeying for position in the next presidential race.
On the morning after Donald Trump officially became the Republican party’s nominee, we learned these two things about his approach…
Artists brought their work to the streets of Cleveland—from portraits to cosplay to sex dolls—taking advantage of the crowds.
The Constitution assigns executive authority to the president—but a President Trump would hand it off to Mike Pence.
Both parties are trying to convince undecided voters that their candidate is the lesser of two evils.
Donald Trump’s successful campaign is genuinely something new. But Trump himself, plus many of the distinctive Trump moves with which…
The demand to put Clinton in jail (or worse) is bringing together Republicans.
Even as I type, Donald J. Trump Jr’s speech on his father’s behalf at the Republican convention is receiving lots…
The party’s establishment mounted the stage in Cleveland to line up behind their new leader.
After a series of planned demonstrations amounted to little, a tense situation broke out in Public Square downtown Tuesday afternoon.
The blunder by the Republican nominee’s wife underscores a campaign rife with problems.
This is a further spelled-out version of what I was trying to say Tweet-storm style a little while ago. …
Monday night, Trump’s supporters suggested that America went to hell under Barack Obama—without ever mentioning what things were like under the Republican who preceded him.
In this video, The Atlantic asks residents of the blue city what it's like to host the red party's event.
Donald Trump acts as if he isn’t a regular politician. One sense in which that is true: His political organization is even more mendacious than the lying norm.
For the Republican presumptive presidential nominee and his wife, attractiveness is the measure of a woman's worth.
Imagining what would happen if the Republican candidate uses the same speechwriters as his wife.
The Trump campaign botched the vice-presidential rollout, insulted a key state’s popular governor, saw chaos erupt on the convention floor, and ended with a plagiarism scandal.
Univision has established itself as a powerful and influential voice in politics. Republican candidates ignore the network at their own peril.
The wife of the Republican nominee apparently borrowed passages from the first lady’s speech at the 2008 Denver Democratic National Convention.
No potential 2020 candidate has as much going for him as Senator Ted Cruz.
Far from the action at the Republican National Convention, Trump demonstrators of all political persuasions voiced their concerns for America.
For millions of Americans eager to hear her story, Melania Trump’s speech was perhaps most remarkable for what she didn’t say.
While a loyal group of speakers came out to support Donald Trump, dissenters tried to derail the proceedings.
On the first day of the Republican National Convention, the candidate beat back a challenge on the floor, demonstrating his control of the GOP.
This is not a systematic or conclusive assessment of conditions in Cleveland. But on the basis of walking around downtown…
A reader argues that Donald Trump, who has free-wheeled his way through his last few major “speeches” (as examined in…
Delegates made a last-ditch effort to block the impending Republican presidential nomination during a chaotic opening session in Cleveland.
Stephen Colbert has already stolen the show in Cleveland. The comedian-turned-commentator’s career is a good analog of Donald Trump’s.
Greetings from Cleveland! Where to start? Well, here’s one possible starting point. Everything about Donald Trump’s rise suggests a…
An American who has lived and worked in Asia for several decades writes: You might cast a future…