Reflections on Parties and Their Place in Politics

Cheney versus the Freedom Caucus

The recent GOP brouhaha is indicative of how closely the House Freedom Caucus and its allies have tied themselves to Trump.

In Defense of (Good) Photo Ops

A good photo op has important symbolic value and can be empowering. Trump's Bible stunt was pretty much the opposite.

When D.C. Becomes a Political Prop

Trump’s odd photo-op underscores how most politicians see the nation’s capital: as a cheap political prop.

Democracy is an individual trait

As unrest in America’s cities grows in response to overwhelming injustices, along with the devastating scourge of pandemic disease that...

The Trump presidency thrives on norms

The administration that run on a message of disruption, yet has unfailingly maintained power arrangements.