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Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

Donald Trump, Presumptive Nominee

Voters long frustrated by establishment positions on trade and immigration found their voice.

Why Kasich Flopped

He has no one to blame but himself for his failure to snap up foreign-policy moderates.

Should Donald Trump Have First Amendment Rights?

The GOP frontrunner has flaws, but his supporters should not be denied the opportunity to hold a peaceful rally.

What President Trump’s Foreign-Policy Team Might Look Like

Forget the neocons—make America great again by putting the national interest first.

The Trump Realignment

If Rubio’s attacks on the Donald aren’t successful, will neoconservatives leave the GOP for Hillary Clinton?

Trump, Christie and the Revival of GOP Moderates

The New Jersey governor’s endorsement signals that the billionaire’s politics may not be as radical as some have assumed.

Kasich and the Missing Foreign Policy Debate

Why is the GOP rushing to consolidate around the return of George W. Bush’s first term?

Kasich Earns His Ticket

He’s the least hawkish establishment candidate left. But can he beat Jeb and Rubio again?

Sanders and Trump in Very Late Capitalism

Both campaigns are criticizing the same thing, in divergent but essentially parallel ways.

Pop Goes the Marco Bubble

The establishment was ready to rally around Rubio, but the final New Hampshire debate exposed his weaknesses.

Who Will Survive New Hampshire?

Trump still draws large crowds, but more voters should have a chance to see Christie and Kasich.

Trump Still Alive After Iowa

Like the global elite he disdains, his appeal isn’t going away.

Jeb Won’t Challenge Rubio

Bush has lost the energy to take out his protege, as well as any pretense of foreign-policy realism.

How Iowa Can Change New Hampshire

Not much is decided until the last few minutes of the game.

Can Trump Close the Deal?

His supporters may not be as reliable as more upscale voters, but their numbers are still impressive.

Donald Trump Is More Like Ike Than George W. Bush

And that’s what movement conservatives hate about the Republican frontrunner.

Cruz Insurgent, Trump Playing for Middle of the Green

Is The Donald starting to play it safe in New Hampshire?

John Kasich Rising—and Realist?

His admiration of Jim Baker suggests the Ohio governor may not be as hawkish as his rhetoric suggests.

Where Is the Foreign Policy Debate in 2016?

The Charles Koch Institute brings a much needed discussion to New Hampshire.

Donald Trump Takes No Snow Days

And neither do the 1,500 fans who attended his rally Saturday. Here’s what our correspondent saw.

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