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Paul Waldman

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Recent articles by Paul:

The questions about the Russia scandal we still need answered

A four-page letter from Trump's attorney general barely scratches the surface. → Read More

How misogyny is already shaping the presidential race

And just wait until Trump gets involved. → Read More

The Russia Scandal is Still One of the Worst in American Political History

Before anyone outside of a few Justice Department officials knew what is contained in Robert Mueller's final report about his investigation into the Russia scandal, Republicans were weirdly gleeful. Apparently based on the sole fact that Mueller will not be handing down any more indictments, they were ready to declare Donald Trump completely vindicated, his → Read More

So will we ‘lock up’ Ivanka and Jared for violating government email policy?

All the savvy people know what happened in 2016 was just a put-on. If only they admitted it then. → Read More

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion. → Read More

Republicans keep pushing the Supreme Court toward overturning Roe v. Wade

They may be forcing the issue quicker than the chief justice would like. → Read More

Next to Stacey Abrams, Biden’s philosophy looks flawed and dated

They represent opposite theories about what Democrats need to do to win. → Read More

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion. → Read More

A simple taxonomy of 2020 Democrats

If you're going to make that leap, you had better be a superstar. → Read More

The electoral college is an abomination, and Democrats should keep talking about it

Imagine if the person most Americans voted for actually became president. → Read More

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion. → Read More

Sixteen years ago we invaded Iraq. And what did we learn?

The Bush Doctrine lives in the GOP; it's just in suspended animation until Trump is gone. → Read More

Democrats have figured out where they’re going on health care

Something quite remarkable is happening right now among Democrats on the issue of health care: After an intense period in which rhetoric, policy and politics were all seemingly in flux, the party is rapidly moving toward something like consensus on where it ought to go next on its most critical domestic priority. As you may know, almost every Democrat running for president has said he or she… → Read More

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion. → Read More

Deutsche Bank, George Conway and the black hole of Trump’s corruption

They knew he was lying to them, but they kept propping him up anyway. → Read More

Why Trump attacked a local union leader in Ohio

Speak some inconvenient truths and Trump will go after you, even if you're fighting for what he says he wants. → Read More

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion. → Read More

Why court-packing suddenly looks appealing to Democrats

Imagine what will happen if they take over after 2020 and the Supreme Court strikes down the legislation they pass. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke and the Unity Problem

Just six months ago, Beto O'Rourke was basking in the love of Democrats from across America as he ran for Senate. Videos of him answering questions and giving speeches went viral, he built an enormous grassroots organizing machine, and hopeful supporters showered him with a mind-boggling $79 million in contributions. → Read More

How white identity politics will shape the GOP’s future

If Trump loses in 2020, racial grievance will only grow more intense. → Read More