Can Trump Support the GOP Health-Care Plan and Still Hold On to His Voters?

… Ryan’s deference to Trump’s nationalism on trade and immigration, and Trump’s acceptance of Ryan’s libertarian approach to health care, has left the GOP with a policy mix crisscrossed by contradiction. In an interview, Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress, noted that the Trump-like European populist […] Read more »

Libertarians Should Have Their Best Presidential Election Ever

While presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has seemingly done a better-than-expected job of uniting the Republican rank-and-file after dispatching his presidential rivals, he continues to face elite opposition from some GOP leaders and opinion-makers. Rumors of a third-party presidential bid designed to give #NeverTrump Republicans an option continue even […] Read more »

Donald Trump is sloppy about policy details, but precise at managing party factions

On the public policy substance, Donald Trump sounds like an ignoramus. He knows almost nothing about a large percentage of issues. When asked questions, he responds like a student who hasn’t done the reading and is bluffing until the teacher moves on. … Yet when it comes to managing political […] Read more »

Why Young Democrats Love Bernie Sanders

Perhaps the most eye-popping statistic to come out of last week’s Iowa caucuses was Bernie Sanders’s overwhelming advantage among young voters. According to the Iowa entrance poll, Sanders beat Hillary Clinton 84 percent to 14 percent among Democrats aged 17 to 29. … In 2008, Barack Obama performed better than […] Read more »