How the GOP Prompted the Decay of Political Norms

President Trump’s approach to governance is unlike that of his recent predecessors, but it is also not without antecedents. The groundwork for some of this dysfunction was laid in the decades before Trump’s emergence as a political figure. Nowhere is that more true than in the disappearance of the norms […] Read more »

The Republicans waged a 3-decade war on government. They got Trump.

Trumpism may have parallels in populist, nativist movements abroad, but it is also the culmination of a proud political party’s steady descent into a deeply destructive and dysfunctional state. While that descent has been underway for a long time, it has accelerated its pace in recent years. We noted four […] Read more »

Donald Trump’s top two VP picks have both been hugely unpopular, too

The Washington Post is reporting that Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie have emerged as Donald Trump’s top prospects for a running mate. Neither pick is a surprise. Both, after all, check the one box Trump has publicly stated for his vice president — having political experience — and each man […] Read more »

Warren Is Top V.P. Pick for Clinton Supporters, Gingrich for Trump

More than a third of likely voters backing Democrat Hillary Clinton in the latest Bloomberg Politics national poll say she should pick Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a darling of the party’s liberal wing, as her running mate. On the Republican side, almost a third of likely voters supporting Donald […] Read more »