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ObamaCare

It is hard to begrudge Democrats a little self-satisfaction as they watch Republicans struggle to overhaul the American health-insurance model. Facing passionate denunciations from constituents...
identity

Perhaps it was inevitable that the right would embrace ethnic and gender identity politics as have their liberal opponents. It is a useful political tool,...
obamacare

Republican are furious, and they are directing their rage at their favorite target: other Republicans. Amid a furor over some typically savage presidential tweets, House Republicans...
Donald Trump

“Imagine how much closer to normal this administration would be in the absence of Twitter,” I pondered, also on Twitter, following a weekend consumed by...
democrats

The self-conception of the anti-Trump “resistance” is a subject of urgent debate on the left. Who are the resisters? What do they believe? How should...
jeff sessions

As a strategy, the liberal Democratic approach to the Trump victory since November 8 has been to go nuts about anything and everything, and you...

On this week's final podcast, we (meaning Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald, and I) discuss how the positive reception of the president's big speech was not...
Democrats

Basking in the immediate afterglow of Donald Trump’s well-crafted, smartly delivered address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, partisan Republicans were apt to...
emotion

The elites and experts in whom society has placed its trust have underperformed over the last decade. This phenomenon was discussed at length in the...
chelsea clinton

Democrats are confused as to how they were bested by a political figure they see as an empty suit with a pedigree famous for little...
Donald Trump

Even if they understood the sentiment, conservatives never fully grasped “hope and change.” The rationale that propelled Barack Obama to eight years in the White...
obamacare

While it may be a dated version of a working draft of the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, the text of legislation that...