Donald Trump

Trump’s Racism Didn’t Scare Me. Now It Does.

Trump’s Racism Didn’t Scare Me. Now It Does. Trump’s Racism Didn’t Scare Me. Now It Does.

His primary victories have proved that explicit appeals to racism are politically viable again.

Feb 29, 2016 / Mychal Denzel Smith

Thanks, Marco: Rubio Starts Roughing Up Trump… for Hillary

Thanks, Marco: Rubio Starts Roughing Up Trump… for Hillary Thanks, Marco: Rubio Starts Roughing Up Trump… for Hillary

But when Clinton runs in the general, she’s in danger of becoming the Democratic Romney.

Feb 26, 2016 / Leslie Savan

Paul Ryan

Blame Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus for the Rise of Trump Blame Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus for the Rise of Trump

The House speaker and the RNC chair have made it clear that they have no standards whatsoever for who the Republican nominee might be. Nothing helps Trump more.

Feb 26, 2016 / John Nichols

Cruz and Rubio Insist a Harsh Immigration Policy Won’t Repel Latinos

Cruz and Rubio Insist a Harsh Immigration Policy Won’t Repel Latinos Cruz and Rubio Insist a Harsh Immigration Policy Won’t Repel Latinos

They say conservative Latinos don’t care only about immigration. That’s true. But Trump is still winning those voters.

Feb 26, 2016 / Julianne Hing

Trump Baton Rouge

Start Making Sense: Can Anything Stop Trump? Start Making Sense: Can Anything Stop Trump?

John Nichols and Julianne Hing report. Plus: film critic A.O. Scott talks about pleasure, beauty, and truth.

Feb 25, 2016 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Libre Initiative

A Glimpse Inside the Operation to Nurture Conservative Latinos A Glimpse Inside the Operation to Nurture Conservative Latinos

Yes, Donald Trump won a surprising number of Latino votes in Nevada. But that’s a sideshow to the long game of winning “free enterprise” Latinos.

Feb 24, 2016 / Julianne Hing

The Hate Behind Donald Trump’s Success

The Hate Behind Donald Trump’s Success The Hate Behind Donald Trump’s Success

Why is no one in the Republican establishment directly condemning Trump’s nascent movement of thugs and fanatics?

Feb 24, 2016 / Sasha Abramsky

Tom Tomorrow cartoon

Emperor Trump Emperor Trump

The 2016 election season is beginning to feel like an alternate reality.

Feb 23, 2016 / Tom Tomorrow

Donald Trump

President Donald J. Trump—It Could Happen President Donald J. Trump—It Could Happen

His promise to protect jobs and change trade policies could win over blue-collar workers, especially in the industrialized swing states.

Feb 23, 2016 / Feature / John Nichols

The Unstoppable Donald J. Trump

The Unstoppable Donald J. Trump The Unstoppable Donald J. Trump

He’s run a nativist, racist, populist, anti-Republican campaign—and he’s winning. Everyone else is running for second place.

Feb 22, 2016 / Joan Walsh

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