Philip Bump, Washington Post

Philip Bump

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Past articles by Philip:

Indictment of Republican informant Gal Luft becomes conspiracy fodder

Anyone offering criticism of President Biden instantly becomes credible on the right. → Read More

Sen. Tommy Tuberville refuses to understand white nationalism

"I call them Americans," the Alabama senator says of white nationalists in the military. → Read More

Can you win the Midwest without knowing about Dairy Queen?

Former president Donald Trump, popular in the Midwest, doesn't know what a Blizzard is. → Read More

Elon Musk and the dominance space

Twitter is now a place centered on performative dominance. → Read More

Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie say it's too early to call GOP race. But is it?

It is still early in the Republican presidential primary cycle. But this is not a 2016-type situation. → Read More

Threads arrival shows social media is fragmenting like traditional media did

Social media is fragmenting in the same way that the media itself once did. → Read More

The privilege of shrugging at Jan. 6 violence

There are two views of what happened at the Capitol, informed by perceived limits of the role of police. → Read More

Climate denialism has burnt to a crisp

In an unusually hot year, the old denials of global warming are largely absent. → Read More

Republicans are suddenly sharply pessimistic about democracy

Since 1977, Americans have gotten more dissatisfied with democracy — but Republican dissatisfaction soared in the past year. → Read More

DeSantis targets a significant primary demographic: Insecure men

The DeSantis campaign's use of an anti-LGBTQ ad is partly about getting attention and partly about appealing to a particular insecurity. → Read More

Who’s been looped into Jack Smith’s election investigation

Since November, dozens of people have been subpoenaed or offered testimony in the special counsel's probe of the aftermath of the 2020 contest. → Read More

It’s useful to remember how little a lot of Americans know about politics

A third of the country, for example, thinks most Supreme Court justices were appointed by Democratic presidents. → Read More

A deeply ironic reinforcement of right-wing misinformation

A lawsuit casting efforts to stamp out misinformation as government suppression of free speech includes misinformation of its own. → Read More

DeSantis can't be more conservative than Trump, when Trump defines 'conservative'

DeSantis is running as the "other Trump," not the "anti-Trump." → Read More

The off-campus imposition on collegiate speech

College provides a platform for some young conservatives to prepare for their careers — just not in the way intended. → Read More

If anyone should know that primary voters change their minds, it’s Trump

Eight years and one month ago, nearly 6 in 10 Republicans said they'd never vote for him. → Read More

Parents aren’t as conservative as the right likes to think

Or, at least, parents of actual children aren't. → Read More

Buttigieg calls Supreme Court ‘out of step’ on LGBTQ issues. He's right.

The web-design case the Supreme Court just ruled on was framed as a free-speech issue. But it reflected a minority, right-wing position on the subject. → Read More

Iowa’s English-only policy crashes into reality

A court allowed election material to be produced in other languages, a break from a law passed two decades ago. → Read More

Pride Month ends as it began, with LGBTQ+ lives viewed as an imposition

The Supreme Court's decision in Creative LLC v. Elenis reflects a broader effort on the right. → Read More