Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Aaron Blake

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Recent articles by Aaron:

Despite Trump’s and Tucker Carlson’s efforts, nativism is losing

Not even Republicans are embracing President Trump's worldview, and the country as a whole is moving in the opposite direction. → Read More

The unmistakable ugliness of Trump urging brown-skinned congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries

There are several foreign-born members, but only one of them has clashed with Nancy Pelosi in recent days. → Read More

Barr does his best to spin Trump’s census loss

After being heavily criticized for spinning the Mueller report in a pro-Trump direction, Barr shows he's not exactly overcompensating. → Read More

Trump aborts yet another plan

It was a giant waste of time and government energy. But it wasn't the only one. → Read More

House Democrats boil over

A feud between Pelosi and liberal women of color is tugging at the seams of the party. → Read More

Trump just backed down on the census citizenship question. But what if the damage is already done?

What if Trump doesn't need to win in order to scare undocumented immigrants from responding? → Read More

The Trump administration’s failed lawyer swap epitomizes its larger census problem

What do you do when there is no good explanation for what you want to do? → Read More

This Acosta Jeffrey Epstein case non-answer was insufficient

Acosta suggested a decision had to be made between a plea deal and an imperfect case. But why not continue to investigate? → Read More

Trump digs in on 2020 Census question over citizenship

Aaron Blake on how the citizenship question might make its way onto the census. Beth Reinhard on how the Newtown massacre created a rift within the National Rifle Association. Plus, Peter Whoriskey on the price of cocoa. → Read More

Lindsey Graham lets Trump off easy on Kim Darroch

Graham blames the media for British Ambassador Kim Darroch's resignation -- apparently because it gave Trump the wrong information. → Read More

Barr offers yet another loaded quote about the Russia investigation

“What we’re looking at is: What was the predicate for conducting a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign?” Barr said. “How did the bogus narrative begin that Trump was essentially in cahoots with Russia to interfere with the U.S. election?” → Read More

What Alexander Acosta has said about his plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein

Democrats are calling for his resignation. Here's what Acosta has said in his defense. → Read More

Donald Trump’s origin story suffers another severe blow

A new Washington Post report finds he was hardly in an exclusive group when he was accepted to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. → Read More

How Trump wins in 2020: Americans see his opponent as a ‘socialist’

Trump is either tied or behind in every matchup, until you invoke the s-word: "socialist." → Read More

Joe Biden CNN interview probably isn't reassuring to supporters

In an interview with CNN, Biden tried to explain his performance in the Democratic debate. It probably wasn't that reassuring to his supporters. → Read More

Trump just admitted something he probably shouldn’t have about the census citizenship question

Trump told reporters that the question is needed for "districting" -- which is exactly the argument its opponents have made. → Read More

A New York Times opinion video argues America isn’t that great. A few counterpoints.

The video included some slanted and context-light claims. → Read More

The Trump administration bungled the census citizenship question from start to finish

Perhaps more than any case before it, this was an example of a loss that probably should have been avoided -- and on the grandest stage possible. → Read More

Some bad — and some even worse — poll news for Bernie Sanders

Two new polls suggest Sanders is dropping into fourth place — both nationally and in Iowa. But that might not be the worst of it. → Read More

Trump is giving Kim Jong Un major concessions — and may now be asking for less in return

A new report suggests the administration may be entertaining a "freeze" in North Korea's nuclear program, rather than full denuclearization. National security adviser John Bolton sought to deny it. → Read More