Reflections on Parties and Their Place in Politics

The dysfunctional Senate

A conversation with Daniel Wirls about his recent book "The Senate: From White Supremacy to Governmental Gridlock."

An Early Midterm Forecast

A reasonable guess is that Democrats will lose around 25 House seats in 2022. But there's a lot of uncertainty in that model.

Those Darned Woke Democrats

Thomas Edsall's latest New York Times piece has gotten significant attention this week. He talks to a range of political scientists,...

Is Kevin McCarthy in trouble?

Recent warnings that Kevin McCarthy won't be chosen speaker in a GOP-led House are not credible.

The Misconceptions that Guide Congress

The ongoing debate over the passage of transportation and budget bills underscore how lawmakers act on behalf of misleading assumptions.

Ending the Primary?

Colorado Republicans may vote this weekend to abandon their primary and pick nominees by convention. Here's why and what it would mean.

The Recall We Were Warned About

In 2003, recall opponents warned that a new governor could win with just 15% of the vote. This year, that could actually happen.

The Limited Power of Trump’s Endorsements

The former president has begun endorsing favored Republicans in the 2022 elections, but evidence suggests that it may backfire.