Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post

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Past articles by Marc:

DeSantis made himself a conservative juggernaut. What has Trump done?

The best argument against the former president is that he can’t win. DeSantis can. → 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

Republicans pick a debt limit fight at their own peril

History is clear: Voters punish the party that plays chicken with the economy. → Read More

Democrats’ pursuit of Trump is backfiring — and boosting his support

Democrats’ strategy of relentlessly pursuing the former president is backfiring — and contributing to growing support for his 2024 bid. → Read More

As the March for Life returns, we owe Brett Kavanaugh a debt of gratitude

This Supreme Court justice endured more than political pressure — he withstood attempts to destroy his character and take his life. He’s a hero. → Read More

The tragedy of Pope Benedict XVI

By choosing to resign because of ill health, he ushered in the papacy of Francis, who has sown confusion instead of clarity. → Read More

TikTok, not Twitter, is the real menace

Americans don't accept unfettered snooping by our own government. Why aren't we more vigilant about TikTok? → Read More

The voters have spoken. Here’s how they answered my top 10 election questions.

Their responses were more surprising than expected. → Read More