Latest from Karen Tumulty
  • Opinion

Biden is betting on Senate compromise. So far, it’s paying off.

The president believes there is enough muscle memory left in an institution where he served 36 years to actually get it working again.
  • Jan 25, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden’s inauguration was abnormal. But he offered hope of a return to normalcy.

Even in the darkest times, there can be a path forward.
  • Jan 20, 2021
  • Opinion

Get ready for reality-grounded White House press briefings

Jen Psaki vows to rebuild trust, one daily session at a time.
  • Jan 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump’s stench will cling to Republicans long after he’s gone

The 45th president leaves Republicans at a hinge point on his way out the door.
  • Jan 13, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump’s devastation of the Republican Party is nearly complete

To Trump, the party was a rental vehicle, one that he took for a joyride and is getting ready to turn back in, with trash jammed under the seats and stains on the upholstery.
  • Jan 6, 2021
  • Opinion

A GOP congressman is putting a spotlight on the hypocrisy of his fellow Republicans

Rep. Chip Roy holds fast to conservatism as others discard it for self-interest.
  • Jan 5, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump is trashing the government on his way out. Biden is confident he can fix it.

The president-elect is right that bipartisanship is worth a try.
  • Dec 23, 2020
  • Opinion

Republicans suddenly discover they don’t like naughty words

In context, the quote that has sparked convenient outrage makes pretty much the opposite point that you’d expect if you saw only the reaction to it.
  • Dec 17, 2020
  • Opinion

President Trump has become a delusional character out of Monty Python

The 2020 election outcome has never really been in doubt, at least not by people in touch with reality.
  • Dec 14, 2020
  • Opinion

We know Harris will make history as VP. We don’t know what she’ll do in the job.

The vice president-elect will soon show how she plans to make her mark.
  • Dec 8, 2020