Latest from Philip Bump

As the pandemic has waned, so have the economic challenges Americans have faced

The drop in cases and deaths since January has been accompanied by less food and economic insecurity.
  • May 11, 2021

‘Biden is the president’ has become the GOP’s base-pleasing cop-out

Saying that Joe Biden is president, to sidestep the lack of evidence of fraud, seems a lot more clever than it is.
  • May 11, 2021

Would the GOP be cut in half if Trump walked away?

Assessing a not-entirely-hyperbolic claim from Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • May 11, 2021

Can we stop pretending that Elise Stefanik’s ascent is somehow mysterious?

It's a sharp example of how "conservativism" has evolved.
  • May 10, 2021

Trump’s improvement with non-White voters in 2020 was important — but not as important as the turnout surge

New analysis from the data firm Catalist adds important context to our understanding of what happened in November.
  • May 10, 2021

Refusal to accept reality is doing unquestionable damage to democracy

The cascading inability of unsuccessful candidates to take the L.
  • May 10, 2021

How the culture-war divide in the U.S. compares to other democracies

Among other things, it's generally wider.
  • May 7, 2021

Ted Cruz said his election objections weren’t about blocking Biden. Then someone asked about it.

The Texas senator's insistence he was just raising concerns is undercut by a new video.
  • May 7, 2021

It is obviously accurate to refer to the Florida voting law as ‘restrictive’

After all, it restricts the ability of Floridians to cast ballots in key ways.
  • May 7, 2021
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