Campaigns and Elections

Donald Trump at a rally in Waukesha, Wis., on August 5, 2022.

Why Is One of Trump’s Fake Electors Still Overseeing Voting in Wisconsin? Why Is One of Trump’s Fake Electors Still Overseeing Voting in Wisconsin?

Ten GOP election deniers have been banned from serving as electors if Trump is on the 2024 ballot. But one of them is still on the statewide election commission.

Dec 8, 2023 / John Nichols

Donald Trump in 2016

The Catastrophe of a Second Trump Presidency The Catastrophe of a Second Trump Presidency

Should he somehow, despite four criminal indictments and multiple trials, return to the White House, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

Dec 8, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, oval office 2018

Nikki Haley’s Fake Moderation Should Fool No One Nikki Haley’s Fake Moderation Should Fool No One

The favorite of plutocrats and the mainstream media is running a deeply deceptive campaign.

Dec 8, 2023 / Jeet Heer

On the debate stage, Chris Christie and Ron DeSantis gesture and point toward each other while Nikki Haley looks on between them.

In the GOP Debate, It’s the Lost Cause Redux In the GOP Debate, It’s the Lost Cause Redux

Fighting in Alabama, capital of the Confederacy, Jim Crow, and Donald Trump, the final four GOP presidential candidates fought to be the nominee in case Trump gets sent to jail or ...

Dec 7, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Former president Donald Trump speaks during a visit to a Team Trump Volunteer Leadership Training, at the Grimes Community Complex in Grimes, Iowa, on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

The Trump Dictatorship Goes on Autopilot The Trump Dictatorship Goes on Autopilot

The MAGA world is making all the same fascist threats it did the last time around—and the media is still twiddling its thumbs.

Dec 7, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Donald Trump speaks to a crowd animatedly in front of a

A Trump Dictatorship Is Not “Inevitable”—as Long as We Step Up Now A Trump Dictatorship Is Not “Inevitable”—as Long as We Step Up Now

The disgraced former president almost surely has a lock on the GOP nomination. But that doesn’t mean he’ll win in 2024.

Dec 6, 2023 / Joan Walsh

A supporter holds a print depicting Donald Trump’s mug shot as he waits for him to arrive at the Whiskey River bar on December 2, 2023, in Ankeny, Iowa.

Unfortunately for Donald Trump, I’m Not His Alibi Unfortunately for Donald Trump, I’m Not His Alibi

Trump’s lawyers are bizarrely trying to link me (yes, me) to January 6. It’s a sign that the former president’s case is less than airtight.

Dec 6, 2023 / John Nichols

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs US President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023.

Biden’s Bear Hug of Netanyahu Is a Disaster Biden’s Bear Hug of Netanyahu Is a Disaster

The renewed fighting between Israel and Hamas shows the incoherence of mixing humanitarian words and bigger bombs.

Dec 4, 2023 / Comment / Jeet Heer

DeSantis Newsom

Ron DeSantis Is No Match for Gavin Newsom Ron DeSantis Is No Match for Gavin Newsom

At last night’s Fox News debate, even a home field advantage couldn’t keep the aspiring presidential candidate from choking.

Dec 1, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

netherlands geert wilders right-wing

The Sensible Dutch Take a Sharp Turn to the Right The Sensible Dutch Take a Sharp Turn to the Right

In an election shocker earlier this week, the far-right anti-immigrant campaigner Geert Wilders emerged as the leader of the largest party in the new parliament.

Dec 1, 2023 / Hans Steketee

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