Latest from David Weigel

The Trailer: Whatever happened to Medicare-for-all?

Whatever happened to Medicare-for-all, what's going on as Trump heads back to Arizona, and what's missing from summer congressional town halls.
  • Jul 22, 2021

The Trailer: How a Democratic primary in Ohio became a Biden loyalty test

The 2020 primary gets re-fought in Cleveland, second-quarter fundraising numbers roll in, and high-profile candidates stay out of California's recall.
  • Jul 20, 2021

The Trailer: Clear eyes, fully entrenched base: Why Texas Democrats think they can’t lose by fleeing the state

Special elections with good news for Republicans, and a South Carolina Democrat bets his gubernatorial bid on marijuana.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Democratic tensions surface as House incumbents plan defense against far-left primary challengers

The effort by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and others sets up a potential collision with more liberal members like fellow New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as a speakership election looms.
  • Jul 14, 2021

The Trailer: Based or cringe? A new way of explaining the same old political brawls

A new way of looking at our most circular political debates, a tape of Virginia's Republican nominee for governor laying out his strategy, and an attempt to win a Trump endorsement goes horribly wrong.
  • Jul 13, 2021

The Trailer: Ranked-choice winners, special election battle lines, and the Republican who wants another 2020 audit

The winners and losers of New York, the latest from special House elections, and the beginnings of second quarter finance reports.
  • Jul 8, 2021

The Trailer: Primaries in disarray? Bribes to end the electoral college? Reader questions, answered.

It's been a while since we opened the newsletter up to questions. Readers had quite a few of them.
  • Jul 6, 2021

The Trailer: Reformers had high hopes for New York's election. The board of elections didn't help.

Plus, the 2016 election makes a comeback in Ohio, and the Supreme Court does what everyone expected it to do.
  • Jul 1, 2021

New York City primary meltdown deals new setback to nation’s strained electoral system

A major counting error in the heavily Democratic city comes as the party has defended the soundness of U.S. elections in the face of unfounded accusations from Donald Trump that 2020’s result was tainted by fraud.
  • Jun 30, 2021

The Trailer: This law helped the Capitol riot happen. So why does nobody want to change it?

One weird trick to prevent another Jan. 6, the GOP's adjustments to Trump's election obsession, and two elections in New York go into a very strange overtime.
  • Jun 29, 2021