Author Archives: Michael Tracey

Hillary’s ‘Puppet’ Screed

She accused a rival nominee of being a stealth agent of a foreign power.

The Real Deplorables

Elites like Hillary make life worse for millions of Americans.

Why Movement Conservatives Are Rooting for Hillary

Her victory is their only hope of preserving the status quo.

Clinton Bolsters the ‘Alt-Right’

She could have made her point without calling them out by name.

Hillary’s Neoconservatives

Her embrace of hawks is more than an electoral strategy.

Clinton Writes Off the Left

Tim Kaine is a rebuke to disaffected progressives.

Death of the West Virginia Democrat

The GOP’s nationalizing politics may have snuffed out one of the truly distinctive local American political cultures.

Why Ted Cruz Could Win in 2016

The freshman senator’s charm and cunning combine a grassroots insurgent image with well-funded establishment connections.

Chris Christie Isn’t Dead Yet

Chris Christie’s perpetual “town hall meeting” tour across New Jersey subjects the …

“Strange Bedfellows” Are Rolling Back NSA Surveillance

Commentators short on descriptive idioms often deploy the phrase “strange bedfellows” whenever cross-ideological …

Will Obama’s Scandals Change Attitudes Toward Government?

According to many Republicans, Barack Obama has been scandal-plagued since sometime shortly …

Occupy Ron Paul

The retiring congressman’s revolution wasn’t just about the Republican Party.

Demographics Don’t Explain the GOP’s Big Sky Problem

An enduring mystery of the 2012 election cycle is how GOP candidates …

The Case Against Obama, According to Romney Rally-Goers

Anger and paranoia were in the air Monday at Denver’s “Wings over …

As Obama Blunders, Romney Implodes

If Barack Obama wins reelection, as current polling trends predict he will …

Romney and the D’Souza Doctrine

Byron York documents the despair of Mitt Romney’s core supporters, who long that …

When Democrats Demand War

Betrayed by Obama’s party, the antiwar left turns to the Ron Paul movement.

Democrats Endorse “Crippling Sanctions” on Iran

In his address before the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, former …

Valerie Jarrett Threw Me Out of the DNC for Asking about Pakistanis Killed by Drones

CHARLOTTE—Top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett’s staff called the cops to kick me …

Ron Paul Stands for Manning and Assange

After Ron Paul’s speech Sunday evening—part of his “We are the Future …

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