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Taking the Disraeli Test Jul. 07, 2018

Mark Shields

Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th-century British prime minister and writer, shrewdly advised that to be a s... Read More

The GOP's Secret Weapon Apr. 17, 2018

Bernard Goldberg

Paul Ryan, the GOP leader in the House, says he won't run for re-election — the latest warning... Read More

Losers Blame the Voters Mar. 17, 2018

Mark Shields

On Nov. 4, 2008, American voters faced the happy task of choosing between two popular presidential n... Read More

Is the GOP Staring at Another 1930? Mar. 16, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

After the victory of Donald Trump in 2016, the GOP held the Senate and House, two-thirds of the gove... Read More

Democrats Need to Drop Identity Politics -- Now Nov. 30, 2017

Froma Harrop

Bernie Sanders helped elect Donald Trump, and for that he will never be forgiven. But give this to S... Read More

Democrats, Though Not All, Learn How to Win Elections Nov. 09, 2017

Froma Harrop

We hear that Democrat Ralph Northam's decisive win in the race for Virginia governor was extra extra... Read More

House Republicans' Frustrations May Doom Their Majority Sep. 15, 2017

Michael Barone

The Founding Fathers didn't expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a ce... Read More

A Slap (or Not) From My Pop Aug. 07, 2017

Marc Dion

When I was a kid, and I did something wrong, I got punished. But Pop had standards. Sometimes, I'd d... Read More

Will Trump Republicans Avoid the Off-Year Curse? Jul. 07, 2017

Michael Barone

Curious fact, and one disquieting for Republicans looking ahead to 2018: In the past 65 years, start... Read More

Voter Integrity or Intrusion? Jul. 07, 2017

Linda Chavez

President Donald Trump's obsession with proving he won the election has gone from the slightly ridic... Read More

Democrats -- and Republicans -- Lack Credibility on Economic Issues Jun. 30, 2017

Michael Barone

Liberal writers and political operatives, now that it's finally dawning on them that no one is going... Read More

A New Iran Policy Jun. 30, 2017

Linda Chavez

Five-plus months into the Trump administration, the outlines of a new foreign policy remain unclear.... Read More

The New/Old Politics of Capital vs. Countryside Apr. 28, 2017

Michael Barone

Capital vs. countryside — that's the new political divide, visible in multiple surprise electi... Read More

Partisan Lines Stay Fixed Amid Trump Turmoil Feb. 17, 2017

Michael Barone

Amid the turmoil of the first month of the Trump administration, with courts blocking his temporary ... Read More

So Far, Trump Not Sinking Down-Ballot Republicans Oct. 28, 2016

Michael Barone

Could a flailing Donald Trump campaign hurt down-ballot Republicans and cost the party majorities in... Read More

Concession Is Good for the Soul Oct. 22, 2016

Mark Shields

The first time I ever saw my sainted mother cry was late at night on Nov. 4, 1952, as she listened t... Read More

After Reagan Comes Trump? Sep. 15, 2016

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — Norman Podhoretz, the former longtime editor of Commentary Magazine, is no longer... Read More

Hip-Hop Civics, as Taught by Trump and 'Hamilton' Jun. 24, 2016

Suzanne Fields

NEW YORK CITY — Race matters, but it's not all that matters. That's the lesson of "Hamilton," ... Read More

What Donald Trump Has Learned Jun. 23, 2016

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — It has now been a year since Donald Trump formally became a politician and declar... Read More

The Immaturity of Supporting Hillary Clinton as a Woman Jun. 21, 2016

Dennis Prager

It is hard to imagine a more immature or morally primitive stance than that of progressive women (an... Read More