Elections

Nikki Haley Just Won't Quit

Nikki Haley Just Won't Quit Nikki Haley Just Won't Quit

Despite losing her home state's primary in a huge way, she's soldiering on. So what does that mean for November?

Feb 25, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Then–US President Donald Trump holds a Bible outside of St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020. Trump was due to make a televised address to the nation after days of protests against police brutality.

Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy

The former president’s alliance with religious fanatics is a far bigger problem than his lack of piety.

Feb 23, 2024 / Jeet Heer

An American flag above the Washington Monument is seen split nearly in two in June 2018.

America’s Two-Party System Failure America’s Two-Party System Failure

While Republicans seek power on behalf of their disgraced former leader, Democrats have all but gone into hiding.

Feb 21, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Eric Hovde's Senate campaign announcement.

Mitch McConnell Wants to Hand Wisconsin’s Senate Seat to a California Banker Mitch McConnell Wants to Hand Wisconsin’s Senate Seat to a California Banker

Urged on by the Senate minority leader, Wisconsin Republicans place a losing bet on a critical Senate race.

Feb 23, 2024 / John Nichols

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris join hands as they depart a “Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally” at George Mason University on January 23, 2024, in Manassas, Va.

It’s Time to Get Over Biden’s Age It’s Time to Get Over Biden’s Age

The potshots at the president’s age are attacks not just on Biden but also on his vice president. Plus, have you seen the other guy?

Feb 21, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Ezra Klein

Are Democrats Over That Ezra Klein Piece Yet? Are Democrats Over That Ezra Klein Piece Yet?

A major pundit, unmoored from political reality, suggests Democrats need a brokered convention to replace Biden. Liberals freak out. Stop it!

Feb 20, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Is Challenging Biden. It Could Also Save Him.

Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Is Challenging Biden. It Could Also Save Him. Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Is Challenging Biden. It Could Also Save Him.

Rashida Tlaib, Andy Levin, and others are urging Michigan Democrats to send a message to the president about Gaza by voting “uncommitted” in the state’s February 27 primary.

Feb 20, 2024 / John Nichols

A man in sunglasses carries a sandwich board reading

Will a Florida Ballot Measure to Protect Abortion Shake Up the State’s Politics This November? Will a Florida Ballot Measure to Protect Abortion Shake Up the State’s Politics This November?

Not only is Florida the last bastion of abortion access in the Southeast, it’s a state with the third highest number of electoral votes and a memorable record of swinging president...

Feb 19, 2024 / Amy Littlefield

Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show.

Jon Stewart Is Not the Enemy Jon Stewart Is Not the Enemy

You don’t defeat Trump by rejecting comedy.

Feb 16, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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.

Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution

His determination to put the 14th Amendment in the trash can of history should draw the most concern.

Feb 15, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

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