Jim VandeHei, Axios

Jim VandeHei


Alexandria, VA, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

The debate over sentient machines

The ability of machines to devour billions of words written on the internet — then predict what we want to know, say and even think — is uncanny, thrilling and scary. → Read More

Finish line: Fighting unwinnable wars

Some wars are unwinnable; some people are unchangeable. → Read More

Axios Finish Line: Choose joy

It often takes health scares to focus your mind on the durable, indelible good stuff. → Read More

The selfish benefit of selflessness in leadership

The most successful leaders we know thrive by serving others. → Read More

The beautiful clarity of true candor — at work and in life

Give the recipient total, unvarnished visibility, instead of false praise or ambiguity. → Read More

Axios Finish Line

In 2006, I was ready to back out of creating Politico, after Washington Post legends Ben Bradlee, Bob Woodward and Don Graham lobbied us to stay and help build things at the Post, Jim writes. * Everything changed when my wife, Autumn, saw me and John Harris, my eventual co-founder and then-Post boss, buckling. * She hopped on her computer, banged out a letter quoting Winston Churchill and Teddy… → Read More

The 5 emerging tenets of the post-Trump GOP doctrine

Republicans are slowly but surely charting a post-Trump ideology and platform. → Read More

Centrists could sink Biden's activist liberal agenda

Centrists could be potential deal-killers on issues like climate change and immigration reform. → Read More

Conservatives warn culture, political wars will worsen

Republicans are rallying around a common grievance that big government, big media and big business are trying to shut them up. → Read More

Blunt 2020 lessons for media, America

This election exposed blind spots and distorted realities. → Read More

Trump's last stand against the truth

He is falsely claiming several states are stealing the election by adhering to their laws, rules, and long precedents. → Read More

Buckle up and be patient: A safe, sane way to navigate the vote count in the days ahead

America faces a tense, tumultuous, uncertain week. → Read More

A safe, sane way to navigate election night — and beyond

All of us can do our part to minimize the drama and darker scenarios. → Read More

Trump's collapse among seniors could endanger the entire Republican Party

Younger, white men alone do not a victory make. → Read More

The Trump identity and fashion statement

To his diehard supporters, Trump is a lifestyle choice. → Read More

All of the biggest threats to America are unfolding before our eyes

It's as if God or the galaxy, or whatever you believe in, are screaming for politicians and the public to pay attention. → Read More

How Trump could pull off another upset

There are several signs that should give the Trump-is-toast self-assured pause. → Read More

Axios returns PPP loan

Axios is nearing a deal for an alternative source of capital → Read More

Axios qualifies for PPP loan

We are both a media company and a job-creating small business. → Read More

Waiting out the coronavirus is the next American struggle

It's going to be a maddening few weeks. → Read More