Gerald F. Seib, Wall Street Journal

Gerald F. Seib

Wall Street Journal

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Gerrymandering Puts Partisanship in Overdrive; Can California Reverse It?

The party-first mentality means that Republicans and Democrats are constantly at odds, hobbling the governing process. → Read More

The New World of Pandemic Politics

The crisis has entrenched attitudes toward government among Republicans and Democrats and created unpredictable dynamics for the elections ahead. → Read More

The Three I’s That Could Dominate 2022 Midterm Elections

There’s nearly a year to go before congressional midterms, but it isn’t too early to see what Republicans want those elections to be about. → Read More

What the Belarus Border Standoff Means for the U.S.

Tensions at the Poland-Belarus border reflect more than an immigration crisis. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains how the clash between Middle Eastern immigrants and → Read More

Revolutionary Change or Practical Help? Democrats Struggle With the Difference

A philosophical split within the Democratic Party is plaguing legislators’ efforts to pass the Biden agenda, and goes to the heart of problems Democrats and the president have had in winning broader public support for their plans. → Read More

How America’s Internal Feuds Aggravate Global Threats

A U.S. that is distracted and consumed by its own internal fights invites adventurism by adversaries, such as China and Russia. → Read More

Democrats Lose Grip on Gut-Level Issues in Tuesday’s Elections

Education and public safety drove debate in the elections in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as in Minneapolis, Buffalo, Seattle and New York City. → Read More

The Forces Behind Biden’s Problems: Four Parties, Zero Trust

To understand the difficulty President Biden is having enacting his agenda, keep in mind a couple of simple numbers: four and zero. Specifically, there are effectively four political parties in Washington right now. And there is zero trust among them. → Read More

U.S. Approach to Taiwan in Question as Chinese Military Activity Ramps Up

As tensions between China and Taiwan escalate, WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib examines the debate on whether the time has come for the U.S. to change its long-standing st → Read More

Trump’s Look Backward Poses Peril for GOP

The former president’s focus on his 2020 election grievance rather than themes worrying voters risks losing crucial independents and moderate Democrats in coming elections. → Read More

Colin Powell Was an Insider Who Also Stood Apart

Mr. Powell, who died this week of Covid-19 complications, brought an everyman approach to positions of power. → Read More

Why Ohio’s Tim Ryan is Democrats’ Most Important 2022 Candidate

In a 2022 midterm election cycle full of critical races, Rep. Tim Ryan’s Ohio Senate candidacy will be a testing ground for virtually every key question Democrats face next year. → Read More

Virginia Governor’s Race Is a Test for Democrats’ Agenda

The midterms are more than a year away, but as WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains, most of the forces that will shape next year’s congressional elections are already → Read More

How Biden Can Recover From His Summer Slide

The president has opportunities to retake the narrative on contentious issues that have hurt him, from domestic spending to Covid to immigration. → Read More

How America’s Polarized Politics Produced Democrats’ Internal Fight

A proliferation of House members have no need to speak to the other party, or even to moderates and independents in the center. → Read More

Democracy Is at Risk, but Both Parties Can Do Something to Protect It

Doubts about election integrity are like a deadly virus moving through the body politic. Senators have an opportunity to stop it, but will they? → Read More

Democrats’ Tax Plan a Balancing Act Between Moderates, Progressives

The Democrats’ plan to pay for President Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better initiative will need to strike the right balance to appeal to progressives with → Read More

After California Recall, Democrats Fret Over Latino Vote

Results from the first big postpresidential test of the Latino vote suggest a softening of support for the party among the nation’s fastest-growing demographic group. → Read More

A Different 9/11 Reminder: There’s Still Plenty of Room For Optimism

U.S. ingenuity and the enduring power of the American idea continue to hold promise around the globe. → Read More

Will Trumpism Dominate the GOP Future—and Will Trump?

Next year’s midterm elections should reveal how the former president’s efforts are affecting the fate of the Republican Party, his rivals, and his own aspirations. → Read More