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Philip Bump

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Recent articles by Philip:

Parsing Trump’s ‘there won’t be a transfer’ comments

Tripping over his own rhetoric, the president reinforces deep fears about the election. → Read More

The Republican court plan has the support of the majority they’re concerned about: Republicans

Americans overall oppose President Trump filling the vacancy now. → Read More

Most Americans understand that we probably won’t see a winner on election night

That's true across party identities. → Read More

Where the 2020 race stands, compared with past elections

An interactive look at the state of the race. → Read More

The urgent need for patience

A country strained by the pandemic will need, once again, to show restraint after Nov. 3. → Read More

McEnany’s attempt to rationalize Trump’s conflicting coronavirus claims didn’t work

Trump simply says different things to different people for obviously political reasons. → Read More

The White House: Trump’s always-coming-soon health-care plan is coming soon

Given the Supreme Court vacancy, this is a suddenly urgent issue. → Read More

Romney becomes the latest Republican to offer a dubious historic rationale to side with Trump

Citing what limited historic precedent "generally" states is ridiculous. → Read More

The sweeping hypocrisy of Trump’s shrugging claim that ‘virtually nobody’ young dies from coronavirus

One out of 100 deaths of people younger than 25 this year have been the result of the virus. → Read More

A third of states are still seeing new cases at at least 75 percent of their peaks

The corner has not yet been rounded. → Read More

We get it, Mr. President: You’re mad at New York City

A declaration that the city is in a state of near-anarchy is Trump's latest snipe at his former home. → Read More

The transactions that Trump hopes will earn him a second term

Free drugs. Free money. A Supreme Court pick. There's something for everyone, at least in swing states and key demographics. → Read More

Supreme Court fight highlights the new political reality: America under minority rule

The Constitution provided the minority with a check. Republicans have turned it into a cudgel. → Read More

The Kavanaugh fight defined the 2018 election — until it didn’t

The most recent Supreme Court nomination fight ended up not changing the midterm results very much. → Read More

Where polling stands as the Supreme Court vaults into the top tier of campaign issues

Recent polling shows Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say that the Supreme Court was an important factor in their 2020 vote. → Read More

What will happen if there are millions of votes to be counted on Election Night? They’ll count the votes.

Solving an apparently perplexing scenario for President Trump. → Read More

Trump hopes Biden’s 1996 vote on a tax break will make Puerto Rican voters forget Hurricane Maria

It seems unlikely to work. → Read More

Three-quarters of Americans know only a few people who support the candidate they themselves oppose

Post-polling of the 2016 presidential election showed a similar gulf. → Read More

Trump claims nothing more could have been done to defeat the coronavirus. He’s wrong.

The coronavirus response we might have had. → Read More

Charge that Trump fumbled the pandemic is strongly supported by available evidence

A former Pence aide’s assertions about the president’s focus are validated by what we already know. → Read More