Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post

Marc A. Thiessen

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Past articles by Marc:

Affirmative action can’t fix racial disparities in education. School choice can.

The best educational help for Black and Brown students was never affirmative action. It's giving them better options than failing public schools. → Read More

Democrats are right to panic about No Labels

The key is pairing a Democrat with a strong, conservative Republican, one who could appear on a GOP ticket. → Read More

Biden should pardon Trump. Really.

This is about the nation, not the former president. And it is within Biden’s power to restore norms that have been torn apart by both Trump and his opponents. → Read More

Pence put America first when it counted. He would be a great president.

The question is: Can he survive his association with Donald Trump? → Read More

For Republicans, Ron DeSantis offers the best of two worlds

DeSantis delivers hard punches to the left and results for the right. → Read More

The Durham report is a damning indictment of the FBI — and the media

You'd think the media would have wanted to get to the bottom of this scandal. Apparently not. → Read More

For Republicans, Trump’s town hall was a dumpster fire

If Trump's performance was a campaign preview, Biden has nothing to worry about. → Read More

If voters choose between Trump and Biden, Republicans won’t like the results

Biden's disapproval numbers should make his reelection campaign politically dead-on-arrival. But maybe not if Republicans nominate Trump. → Read More

Downloading TikTok is like downloading a Chinese spy onto your phone

Keystroke logging functions within TikTok could allow the app to compromise the data of millions of Americans, their employers, networks and more. → Read More

Swing voters are fine with the Trump charges. That’s a warning to the GOP.

Many independents think politics played a role in the charges. They dislike Trump so much they don't mind. → Read More

DeSantis voters support aid for Ukraine. So should he.

The Florida governor's position is bad politics and bad substantively. → Read More

An indictment would help Trump. Maybe that’s what Democrats want.

It could make Trump the Republican nominee. And Democrats have won the past two elections running against him. → Read More

Big Government is to blame for Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse

Silicon Valley Bank was grossly mismanaged, but a domino-like series of government actions helped its ultimate demise. → Read More

What Pete Buttigieg could learn from Ron DeSantis

The transportation secretary failed a key test of leadership in the aftermath of the East Palestine, Ohio, trail derailment. → Read More

What would a win in Ukraine look like? Retired Gen. Jack Keane explains.

Here's what winning in Ukraine would look like and how it could be accomplished. → Read More

What Ron DeSantis got right — and wrong — on Ukraine

The real escalation risk comes not from helping Ukraine defend its borders but from a failure to do so. → Read More

MAGA world attack on Mitch Daniels is an early GOP alarm bell for 2024

The Senate is the GOP’s for the taking in 2024 — provided Republicans learn from their 2022 mistakes. → Read More

Biden’s silence on the Chinese balloon incursion speaks volumes

The administration has peddled excuse after excuse to play down the significance of China's incursion. → Read More

Biden’s boasts of bipartisanship couldn’t be further from the truth

The president's biggest State of the Union whopper? That he has presided over a golden age of bipartisan cooperation. → Read More

Republicans need to pivot on the debt limit. Here’s a winning demand.

Instead of spending cuts, Republicans should insist that the White House hand over all the classified documents found in Biden's home and former office. → Read More