Trump’s campaign is the product of a century of progressive efforts to undermine political party discipline.
He’s the least hawkish establishment candidate left. But can he beat Jeb and Rubio again?
Current party rules may result in a primary season that ends in chaos.
Trump isn’t constrained by the limits of party or movement orthodoxy.
LGBT activists get a leading scientist fired
The GOP “establishment” was repudiated last night by almost half of the voters, and the best chance to slow down Trump’s progress towards the nomination was squandered.
Trump: ‘We’re being ripped off, and [Bernie] and I are the only people saying that’
Leaders in both parties have been sternly rebuked, and they deserve to be.
How Mrs. Clinton gets favorable coverage from the national media
The White House emphasis on humanitarianism may be turning some military leaders against Obama.
A “no-fly zone” would first require the U.S. to destroy Syrian and Russian air defenses, putting us at war with both states.
Both the Edwards and Rubio arguments are exceedingly superficial, and so are the candidates that make them.
Whoever wins in New Hampshire and beyond, Democrats and Republicans both are going into a period of upheaval
A Harvard-educated Catholic meritocrat sticks up for his tribe
When ‘truth’ becomes ‘whatever serves the revolution,’ universities die — and deserve to
Both campaigns are criticizing the same thing, in divergent but essentially parallel ways.
When populism turns into hooliganism, it is a threat to democracy
It’s a shame that the one populist GOP candidate talks like common trash
Bloomberg’s views seem guaranteed to make him unacceptable to just about every constituency.
For Rubio to be hobbled without handing the nomination to Trump.
Jonathan Haidt is becoming a top public intellectual by blowing the whistle on the corruption of academia
His rivals see him as untrustworthy, and so they are understandably unwilling to entrust the fortunes of the party to him.
Candidates who don’t respect the season’s history and procedures are unlikely to make it to the finish line.
There may be no realistic resistance to the current American elites, but at least we can stop lying to ourselves
Travails of Rep. Scott Garrett, isolated from business donors and GOP leadership for his LGBT views, are a canary in the coal mine for Christians
The Saudis are trying to sucker the U.S. into agreeing to fight their war for them.
The conceit that Rubio is the best candidate for the general election looks a lot less credible than it did before the debate.
Overprogrammed spin causes the Establishment’s best hope to stumble badly in NH debate
A secular Turkish-American female journalist is startled to discover a good life flourishing beneath the religious garment
Clinton may be able to give a more fleshed-out debate answer, but we also know that she is more likely to get the U.S. involved in unnecessary wars than her rival.
The transcendent frame of late medieval life
Rubio rejected the thing that supposedly makes him broadly appealing, and abandoned the effort as soon as it became politically dangerous for him.