Latest from Karen Tumulty
  • Opinion

More women are tuning out politics — a danger sign for Democrats in Virginia and beyond

Democrats are less motivated than Republicans — and voter exhaustion could diminish turnout.
  • Oct 12, 2021
  • Opinion

Mike Pence did a service to democracy on Jan. 6. Why is he trying to undo it now?

This type of pandering is unlikely to rehabilitate Pence in the eyes of Trump’s most ardent supporters or rekindle his presidential prospects.
  • Oct 6, 2021
  • Opinion

Arizona’s election ‘audit’ comes up empty, but that won’t stop the lying

Rooting out actual misconduct is not the point of any of this. The real goal is to sow and normalize mistrust in the electoral system.
  • Sep 24, 2021
  • Opinion

Republicans will rue the Texas abortion law

Female voters to the GOP: Be careful what you wish for.
  • Sep 21, 2021
  • Opinion

California’s recall election confirmed everything that is wrong with today’s Republican Party

The GOP seems willing to do whatever it takes to win, with the exception of putting forward a set of palatable ideas that might make more people vote for Republicans.
  • Sep 15, 2021
  • Opinion

What Dr. Leana Wen’s improbable journey says about our country

Wen's new memoir is a call to action on public health.
  • Aug 31, 2021
  • Opinion

Where is the accountability on the Afghanistan pullout?

President Biden said, “The buck stops with me" — but all he's done is deflect blame and raise questions about his judgment.
  • Aug 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden should flex Washington’s muscle to get Americans vaccinated

Biden needs to show some LBJ-like aggressiveness in using Washington leverage when persuasion and rationality are not enough.
  • Aug 11, 2021
  • Opinion

Andrew Cuomo’s grotesque behavior was an assault on women — and on the idealism of public service

“My time in public service ended because he was bored and lonely," one victim said. “It still breaks my heart.”
  • Aug 4, 2021
  • Opinion

The Senate still remembers how to legislate. Who knew?

It's a clumsy and awkward process. But it always has been.
  • Jul 29, 2021