National Commentary

The GOP's long capitulation to Trumpism

GOP 2016 Convention-2 Shadows

“Trumpism is an ideological wasteland where anger is the only point and winning is the only...

National Commentary

In Trump and the GOP convention, echoes of Hitler's rhetoric

Donald Trump Cleveland

“The grandest of marketeers, Trump has cast a spell over a swath of America, inspiring them not with soaring rhetoric but with dark harbingers of worse to come,” writes Kathleen Parker. “In the familiar way of despots, tyrants and kings, he has made the many feel better by...


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Sizing up Trump and Clinton on foreign policy

Campaign 2016 Clinton Profile

Hillary Clinton believes in diplomacy backed by military strength. What Donald Trump believes about foreign policy is anybody’s guess.


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Clinton's Philadelphia vs. Trump's Cleveland

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Donald Trump tried to convince voters America is on the verge of collapse. Hillary Clinton will offer a more hopeful vision built on Obama’s legacy, writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


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With Tim Kaine, there is more than meets the eye

Campaign 2016 Tim Kaine

People thought Tim Kaine was boring. They were wrong — he’s the perfect choice for Hillary Clinton’s running mate, writes Jonathan Capehart.


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Trump's emasculation of Republican foreign policy

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“In his acceptance speech, Trump drew lusty cheers as he blamed Clinton for all the trouble in the world,” writes Steve Chapman. “The stark irony is that if anyone in the race is likely to uphold the traditional Republican strategy, it's Clinton.”


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Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

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Cruz, McConnell and Ryan represented the anti-Trump faction in Cleveland, writes Charles Krauthammer. On the loyalist side — Gingrich, Pence, Giuliani and Christie.


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Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him?

GOP 2016 Convention-3 Trump

Republicans say they revere Ronald Reagan. Then why did they just choose a nominee who rejects his ideals?


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The GOP's long capitulation to Trumpism

GOP 2016 Convention-2 Shadows

“Trumpism is an ideological wasteland where anger is the only point and winning is the only objective,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “Here in Cleveland, we have seen what the wasteland looks like.”


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Texas' voter ID law hit with political reality

Texas voter ID law

A few years ago, Texas’ voter ID law probably would’ve survived a legal challenge. But not today, writes Noah Feldman.


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Winners and losers from the final night of the Republican National Convention

GOP 2016 Convention-2

Ivanka Trump’s speech was a home run, writes Chris Cillizza. But will undecided voters recognize the grim portrait of America painted by her father?


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