Author: Paul Waldman

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With only a small portion of the American public now serving in the military, our presidents are no longer expected to have served. This isn't... [Read More]
Last Friday, The Washington Post broke the story that "the CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist... [Read More]
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The 2020 presidential campaign could see not only the largest field of Democratic candidates in history, but also one of the most fascinating and revealing... [Read More]
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With only a small portion of the American public now serving in the military, our presidents are no longer expected to have served. This isn't... [Read More]
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One of the most revealing sidelights to the recent Florida recounts was to see Sen. Marco Rubio tossing off conspiracy-mongering tweets about missing ballots and... [Read More]
President Donald Trump's long struggle to destroy special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Russia scandal is officially over. The president himself might not quite... [Read More]
Thirty years ago, Michael Kinsley wrote that "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth - some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."... [Read More]
Special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation into the Russia scandal is very much on President Donald Trump's mind at the moment, as evidenced by Thursday... [Read More]
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Something exceedingly bizarre is going on in Congress right now. Kevin McCarthy, second in command among House Republicans, watched his party get trounced in the... [Read More]
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Special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation into the Russia scandal is very much on President Donald Trump's mind at the moment, as evidenced by Thursday... [Read More]
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Every White House experiences tension and turnover; it's a stressful environment where punishingly long hours are the norm, everyone has his or her own ambitions,... [Read More]
Every White House experiences tension and turnover; it's a stressful environment where punishingly long hours are the norm, everyone has his or her own ambitions,... [Read More]
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Every White House experiences tension and turnover; it's a stressful environment where punishingly long hours are the norm, everyone has his or her own ambitions,... [Read More]
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If President Donald Trump has one signature issue, it's immigration. Or, more specifically, the fear of immigrants. While previous presidents from both parties have, at... [Read More]
The American public is, shall we say, less than perfectly informed about matters of politics and policy. For instance, people believe that foreign aid makes... [Read More]
Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has a problem, one he shares with a lot of Republicans these days: For some reason, racists are attracted... [Read More]
Republicans are so deeply committed to cutting taxes that they can't wrap their heads around the idea that the public doesn't agree with them. [Read More]
With Democrats becoming increasingly ambitious in their policy goals, Republicans believe they have a killer answer to any new proposal: How are you going to... [Read More]
The American public is, shall we say, less than perfectly informed about matters of politics and policy. For instance, people believe that foreign aid makes... [Read More]
Op-ed: Paying for health care as we are now will cost a lot more than adopting a Medicare for all plan, says Paul Waldman. [Read More]
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