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Dan McLaughlin

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  • The Federalist

Recent articles by Dan:

The Latest in the Battle of Florida

At the risk of returning yet again to the Donald Trump vs. Ron DeSantis wars, here's a roundup. → Read More

The Raucous History of the Speakership

The failure of House Republicans to agree on a new speaker on the first day of Congress was an embarrassment for the party. But it is not without historical precedent. → Read More

Census: Americans Still Voting with Their Feet for Redder States

The Sun Belt is the American future. Our politics will reflect that whether we like it or not. → Read More

A Bright Spot for Republicans in State Supreme Court Races

The Ohio and North Carolina supreme-court races show how Republicans win. → Read More

The Curious Case of Midterm Independent Voters

It’s hard to reconcile pre-election polling of independents with what the exit polls told us. → Read More

The President of the United States Is 80 Years Old

Biden is the first commander-in-chief to reach that milestone in office. → Read More

Don’t Judge Tulsi Gabbard or Others by General-Election Endorsements

Endorsements of general-election candidates are, ultimately, statements about which party should win an election. → Read More

Should We Mistrust Secretaries of State Who Seek Promotion?

They exercise less control over elections than one might think. → Read More

How the Senate Races Are Breaking, Election Saturday Evening

The prognosis for Republicans is fairly optimistic, but the big four races remain very much up in the air, joined by a surprising fifth, New Hampshire. → Read More

Kathy Hochul Grudgingly Acknowledges the Crime Problem She Called a Conspiracy

New York governor Kathy Hochul finally admitted that the crime problem is real and a legitimate concern: "I’ve been working on this throughout my entire time as governor." → Read More

How the Races Are Breaking, Thursday Morning Edition

A quick update on the Senate and gubernatorial races. → Read More

After Election Day, California Republicans May Regret Having Tried to Recall Gavin Newsom

When we examine the results and turnout in the once-Golden State, we will see whether Californians are left behind in the wave. → Read More

Democrats Can No Longer Tell the Difference between the Press and the Voters

Democrats have finally lost the capacity to tell the difference between what the political press will print and what the voters will actually believe. → Read More

How the Campaigns Are Breaking, Two Weeks Out

The red wave is building in the headline statewide races for Senate and governor. → Read More

A Dubious Poll in the Arizona Senate Race

The latest buzz in the Arizona Senate race is a poll from OH Predictive Insights purporting to show 15 percent of the voters supporting Libertarian candidate Marc Victor; the poll also has Mark Kelly up 13 points on Blake Masters, 46 percent to 33 percent. → Read More

Compare and Contrast, Trump vs. DeSantis Edition

Look who’s helping whom with their campaign war chests. → Read More

The Woman King’s History Is Worse Than I Thought

A movie in which Ghezo and his female soldiers are anti-slavery figures in the 1820s makes about as much sense as a movie painting John C. Calhoun as an abolitionist. → Read More

Ron DeSantis Isn’t ‘Authoritarian’ for Requiring Accountability for School Shootings and Corruption

When he removed four school-board members, he was following the recommendation of a grand jury. → Read More

The Problem of Transparency in Ranked-Choice Voting

States have a long way to go to ensure transparency in jungle primaries and ranked-choice elections. → Read More

Are Jewish Colleges Illegal in New York City?

The Supreme Court may soon decide whether a Jewish university can educate undergraduates in their faith while also preparing them for life in the secular world. → Read More