Republicans Are on a Crash Course With Trump With No Off-Ramp
Nikki Haley's entrance into the 2024 race this week gives Donald Trump his first, but likely not last, opponent. And she, along with likely candidates Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Tim Scott, and the elite donor class within the Republican Party, want the public to believe such a scenario is possible. But the truth of the matter is the Republican Party is on an 18-month-long slow-motion crash course with Donald Trump, with no off-ramp.
Donald Trump Is Political Kryptonite
The one person Republicans can thank for their historic showing is the party's once and future presumptive nominee for president, Donald Trump. While there are many winners in Democrats' history-defying election, it is clear Trump was the night's biggest loser.
Anyone Who Says They Know How the Midterms Will Go Is Full of It
The political conventional wisdom about this year's election has taken so many twists and turns over the last few months that even casual observers could be suffering from whiplash.
Biden's Philly Speech Shows a Man and Party Renewed—and Ready to Fight
Just a few months after his political near-death experience, the Joe Biden who addressed the nation in primetime from outside Independence Hall on Thursday night is one who has risen from the political grave, is on offense, has the high ground, and is setting the agenda for the midterms.
Trump Did the Crime, Biden May Do the Time
While the Jan. 6 committee has done a masterful job in laying out the numerous federal crimes Trump committed in his desperate attempt to hold on to power — from conspiracy to defraud the government to obstructing an official proceeding to inciting a rebellion to witness tampering — the committee is virtually powerless to hold Trump accountable for his actions.
Democrats Post-Roe Message to Voters Is Bad
To win, Democrats must replicate the Republican strategy. Democrats need to drop the generic vote blue and "everything will be OK" message and make an explicit pact with voters: If you reward us with an even bigger majority, Democrats will get rid of the filibuster and end senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema's unlimited veto power over an agenda the vast majority of Americans support.
No, Merrick Garland Can't Save America From Donald Trump
The responsibility to hold Trump and those who conspired with him accountable falls to one man alone: Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Democrats Are Betting on McConnell. It's a Terrible Bet
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plays a zero-sum game of maniacal politics, and Republicans in Congress feel no sense of responsibility to govern.
Let's Be Clear: Voters Gave Joe Biden a Decisive Mandate
The grueling 2020 campaign unfolded at a time of great uncertainty for the nation. But there is nothing uncertain about the results.
What Harris and Pence Need to Do to Win the Vice Presidential Debate
Newsweek columnists and guests weigh in on the best strategies for both candidates.
The Political Minority Is Ruling America. But the Path to Reform Is Clear
Republicans have broken our democratic institutions, and Democrats must lead in fixing them.
Two Weeks. Two Conventions. Two Completely Different Countries
The country that Donald Trump and Republicans presented at their convention does not exist for the overwhelming majority of Americans. In fact, it does not exist outside the Fox News ecosystem.
Our Right to Vote in November Is in Real Danger—But It Can Still Be Saved
Already, we have seen more than 10 primaries postponed. This is just a preview of what's to come unless Congress takes action.
Republicans Have Just Green-Lit Open Season on Our Elections
By acquitting President Donald Trump, Republicans have made foreign interference in our elections all but inevitable.
Trump Is Increasingly Damaging to Republicans. They're Fools to Let Him Off
Republicans will almost certainly fail hold the president accountable, but voters will hold them accountable for failing to act.