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Stop With the Silly 'Centrist' Labels for Democrats Jan. 15, 2020

Tim Graham

The most abused adjective in political reporting is the label "centrist." It should tell you everyth... Read More

Taking Stock of America Dec. 21, 2019

Diane Dimond

As we near the end of this decade, it is a good time to reflect on where we stand at this moment in ... Read More

The Perils of Downscale Political Parties Oct. 25, 2019

Michael Barone

Political parties, and their travails, have been much on my mind recently as I've been speaking to r... Read More

Longing for Grace and Poise Jul. 18, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Last Sunday, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played 4 hours and 57 minutes, the longest Wimbledon s... Read More

Sometimes Parties Have to Change to Thrive -- or Even Survive May. 31, 2019

Michael Barone

Political parties generally go unappreciated, even among those inclined to celebrate representative ... Read More

An Opening for a Party of Reality Jan. 25, 2019

Mona Charen

Here they come, the newly resurgent Democrats, ready to take on "the man" (Rep. Rashida Tlaib); prot... Read More

Looking Forward in Anger Dec. 28, 2018

Suzanne Fields

'Tis the season to be angry. The president is angry at the Democrats for not allocating enough money... Read More

Parties Need to Up Their Game Dec. 14, 2018

Michael Barone

Two weeks ago in this column, I asked what is to blame for the weakness of the heads of government h... Read More

Voters Head to the Polls to Relitigate 2016 Nov. 02, 2018

Michael Barone

On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans will compete for the 42nd time in a nonpresidential-year conte... Read More

Our Time-Tested Parties Aren't About to Fall Apart Mar. 30, 2018

Michael Barone

Some days, the Republican Party seems on the verge of splitting up. Its congressional majorities cou... Read More

Toward a Trump Republicanism Feb. 02, 2018

Michael Barone

Donald Trump's surprisingly good State of the Union speech got a record 70 to 75 percent positive ap... Read More

Both Parties' Extremists Seem Determined to Lose the Next Elections Oct. 06, 2017

Michael Barone

Almost no one disagrees that our two major political parties, the oldest and third-oldest in the wor... Read More

Democrats' Hoodwinking of Blacks Jun. 07, 2017

Walter E. Williams

Ask any black person which political party has been black people's political ally. With near unanimi... Read More

What if We Don't Really Govern Ourselves? Apr. 20, 2017

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

What if our belief in self-government is a belief in a myth? What if the election of one political p... Read More

Shirts vs. Skins 2017 Feb. 25, 2017

Mark Shields

Back before kids sports — with their pricey equipment, expensive coaches and summer camps R... 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

The Presidency and the Economy Oct. 19, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: A very annoying co-worker insists that one political party is better for our economy... Read More

Donald Trump's Invisible Shackles Oct. 14, 2016

Michael Barone

"It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I wa... Read More

Free Speech and Political Conventions Jul. 28, 2016

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

This summer, we have all witnessed the heavy hand of government intervening in the freedom of speech... Read More

Political Parties Wisely Consider Overhauling Primary System May. 31, 2016

Daily Editorials

As if the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer didn't promise to be contentious enough,... Read More