Michelle Cottle, The New York Times

Michelle Cottle

The New York Times

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Past articles by M.:

Opinion | The Eagerness of Ginni Thomas

How has someone with such contempt for democracy, not to mention a shaky grip on reality, run amok for so long at top levels of politics and government? → Read More

Opinion | Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job

The former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reminded Americans about the value of public service. → Read More

There Are No Winners on Team Chicken

What constitutes “normal” in today’s Republican Party still has rot at its heart. → Read More

Opinion | Nothing Is Going to Stop the N.R.A.’s Gun Orgy in Texas

In a sign that it’s never “too soon” to glorify guns, G.O.P. leaders are gathering in Texas to wallow in that orgy of gun fetishism known as the N.R.A.’s annual convention. → Read More

Opinion | The Madison Cawthorn Show Is Over, and We All Deserve Refunds

Republican politics today rewards acting out, and the soon-to-be ex-congressman from North Carolina made an art of it. → Read More

Donald Trump’s Faith in Celebrity Could Finally Backfire

Mr. Trump is putting his faith in the political value of celebrity to its purest test yet. → Read More

When Did Republicans Turn Into a Bunch of Snowflakes?

The Senate’s posturing over qualified nominees has got to stop. → Read More

Ann Coulter Is Rooting for a Trump-DeSantis Throw-Down. She’s Not Alone.

The former president and the governor of Florida are on a collision course for the future of the G.OP. → Read More

The 2021 High School Yearbook of American Politics

The figures and stories that defined 12 very weird months. → Read More

Opinion | The Upcoming Elections That Could Shake Both Parties

Control of the Senate hangs on a few state races. → Read More

Opinion | Why the Virginia Election Is Freaking Democrats Out

Democrats don’t seem very motivated to vote. → Read More

Opinion | Louis DeJoy Is Doing Something Progressives Like

The Postal Service needs big reforms. It’s getting small ones instead. → Read More

Opinion | Democrats Face a Reckoning With Themselves

The party’s agenda depends on last-minute compromise. → Read More

Masks Are Just the Latest School Board Culture War

Americans have a long history of taking out their grievances on low-level school officials. → Read More

Opinion | How Did Deep Blue California Get Played by Recall-Happy Republicans?

It's not just Gavin Newsom’s problem. The state’s recall system is strange and troubling. → Read More

Opinion | The Trump Clown Car Has a Smashup in Arizona

The misbegotten Republican recount of Arizona's 2020 election results is an object lesson about the embarrassing damage to democracy by a sore loser. → Read More

Opinion | Getting Old Is a Crisis More and More Americans Can’t Afford

The looming financial crisis for seniors. → Read More

Opinion | Nobody Wants to Live in a Nursing Home. Something’s Got to Give.

America needs more infrastructure for the elderly. → Read More

Opinion | Dear Leader: A Near-Perfect Letter From a Trump Sycophant, Annotated

Chris Kapenga, a Wisconsin Republican leader, wrote a letter to former President Trump that is a valuable master class in sucking up to the party leader. → Read More

Opinion | Will Congress Abandon America’s Seniors?

Republicans are right that elder care only loosely counts as infrastructure. But something must be done about it. → Read More