Latest from Paul Waldman

By delaying a special election, Ron DeSantis owns the libs one more time

Hurting some of his own constituents to please the Fox News audience? What could be better?
  • May 5, 2021

Conservatives have one remaining redoubt of power. And they’re going to use it.

Democrats control the federal government, most cities and popular culture. But Republicans still own the states.
  • May 5, 2021

Is our national crisis over? The right answer is that it doesn’t matter.

If there are responses to the crisis that are worth doing anyway, we should do them.
  • May 4, 2021

Liz Cheney’s impending fall shows us how afraid Republicans are of their base

If their voters believe in lies and fantasies, that's what elected Republicans will give them — and woe to anyone who says no.
  • May 4, 2021

What is bipartisanship for?

When you ask the fundamental question, all the arguments in its favor begin to break down.
  • May 3, 2021

The only thing Republicans are debating is their degree of loyalty to Trump

One party argues about policy and strategy; the other is consumed by its election lie and loyalty to its last president.
  • May 3, 2021

Don’t let the GOP’s buffoonery distract you from its sinister intentions

Whether it's voter suppression or rogue foreign policy, the comical and the alarming go hand in hand.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Why corporate America should join the fight for government health care

It's time for CEOs to wise up and do what's best for their bottom line.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Sorry, President Biden: The GOP’s zombie economic ideas will never die

The next time Republicans have power, trickle-down economics will be back with a vengeance.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Giuliani’s new legal travails remind us how badly Trump betrayed the country

The former president's many other misdeeds don't diminish the fact that the Ukraine scandal was one of the worst in our country's history.
  • Apr 28, 2021