Latest from Matt Bai
  • Opinion

Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney and the last stand of Republican royalty

It says something about the GOP that so many of the party's Trump resisters are the scions of political families. This is a party that has lost its intellectual energy.
  • May 6, 2021
  • Opinion

Dropping an author is one thing. Vanishing his book is another.

Most of the artists you're interested in are probably not people you'd like. But does that mean you reject their work, regardless of merit?
  • Apr 29, 2021
  • Opinion

Republican moderates need a negotiating lesson

It’s been a rough couple of years for Republican moderates. Time for some tough love.
  • Apr 19, 2021
  • Opinion

The Birx dilemma is a lesson for the ages

Work within the system and maybe mitigate the tragedy, or say what she knew and possibly resign herself to powerlessness?
  • Mar 30, 2021
  • Opinion

Are we all being canceled? No. But the cultural revolution is real.

While Republican complaints are familiar, both sides of the political spectrum are at fault.
  • Mar 12, 2021
  • Opinion

Oh, the books that you’d ban!

You’re unwriting the writers who wrote the wrong way!
  • Mar 4, 2021
  • Opinion

Our institutions didn’t fail when Trump attacked them. Quite the opposite.

Lamentations prompted by Trump's impeachment acquittal are misplaced.
  • Feb 16, 2021
  • Opinion

Senators can try Trump. But should they?

Trump doesn’t deserve the kind of trial reserved for a sitting president or to be martyred on the Senate floor.
  • Jan 29, 2021
  • Opinion

Teachers are vital public servants. Time for them to start acting like it.

All of those other public servants who we can’t do without have been back on the job for months or never left.
  • Jan 25, 2021

El desafío de Biden: dar un discurso para la ‘Guerra Civil Fría’

Biden toma posesión hoy de la presidencia ante un país paralizado por el virus y la división, no en guerra pero tampoco en paz.
  • Jan 19, 2021