Let a Thousand Parties Bloom
The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.
Republicans Have Stockholm Syndrome, and It’s Getting Worse
The GOP has stopped resisting President Trump and started accelerating his race to the bottom.
Could Donald Trump Lose in the GOP Primaries?
It’s more likely than you might think. And it’s not too early to see how a challenger could win.
House Bill Would Decimate World Bank Funding
The proposed bill slashes more than half a billion dollars, or almost half of U.S. funding for the organization.
What Are Republicans Reading? An Elephants in the Room Summer 2017 Reading List.
As summer travel and holidays get underway, your Elephants in the Room contributors have resurrected a tradition from our erstwhile Shadow Government days and put together our summer reading list.
At This Rate, Kid Rock Will Be President Soon. What Are His Foreign-Policy Views?
Kid Rock is a true “American Bad Ass” who will never back down from a fight. Maybe that's why some Republicans think he should run for Senate.
This Lifetime GOP Voter Is With Her
Why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton, and why real Republicans should, too.
Trump Won’t Inherit the Land, So He’s Sowing It With Salt
It’s a tactic straight out of Putin’s playbook.
What the Hell Happened to My Republican Party?
The party of principled conservatism, of promoting freedom at home and abroad, has become a party of conspiracy-mongering, authoritarianism, and white power.
Once Upon a Time, Another Tycoon Stole the GOP
But unlike Donald Trump, Wendell Willkie was a powerful proponent of internationalism and America’s role as a global steward.
Biden Slams Trump on National Security: ‘His Shame Has No Limits’
The vice president singles out Trump’s friendliness toward Russia and his claim that Obama “founded” ISIS as evidence the GOP nominee is “already making our country less safe.”
Dear Washington: The Time to Prepare for Zika Has Come and Gone
Act now, or bear the blame for the virus's devastating effects.
Donald Trump Is the Peace Candidate
He alone can end 70 years of dangerous tensions with Russia — by extending a hand of friendship to our longtime adversary.
Put a Fork in the Tradition of GOP Foreign Policy Competence
In this race, Clinton is the national security candidate and Trump is putting America at risk.
The Republican Party Is on the Verge of Extinction
A naturalist’s guide to the endangered American Republican elephant.
Packing Heat in Public Square
On the streets of Cleveland, armed protesters, police, and skeptical Clevelanders gather outside the Republican National Convention.
Maybe Melania Trump Should Read Her Alma Mater’s New Plagiarism Policy
The university Melania Trump claims to have attended recently tweaked its plagiarism policies.