Philip Bump

New York

National columnist focused largely on the numbers behind politics

Education: Ohio State University

Philip Bump is a correspondent for The Washington Post based in New York. He is the author of the weekly newsletter, How To Read This Chart, to which you should subscribe.
Latest from Philip Bump

A 1957 photo of Jerry Jones reminds us how recent America’s past is

A photo of the Dallas Cowboys owner taken 65 years ago when he was a teenager is a reminder that segregation is closer than we think.

November 30, 2022

2022 was the ‘keep things as they are’ election

New analysis from Bolts magazine indicates that the GOP gains were modest even at the state level.

November 30, 2022

Right-wing White men are not usually convicted of seditious conspiracy

Since the aftermath of the Civil War, it appears that only non-White people or those not espousing right-wing views have been convicted.

November 30, 2022

The simple reason Republican senators voted against same-sex marriage

Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Most of the most conservative, heaviest voting bloc of Republicans don't.

November 30, 2022

The GOP’s 2022 autopsy implements part of the GOP’s 2012 autopsy

A new set of advisers is focused on presenting a diverse face for the party — as the autopsy a decade ago recommended.

November 29, 2022

Nick who? Fox News has barely mentioned the Nick Fuentes-Trump dinner

This is how it tends to work with the right-leaning network.

November 29, 2022

The bigger the change in Congress, the busier the lame duck

Our era of flip-flopping congressional control means more incentive to get things done while still in the majority.

November 29, 2022

Republican officials turn to election rejection

Donald Trump's push to reject election results catches on at the county level.

November 29, 2022

Hey, Elon Musk? Twitter polls are not the ‘voice of the people.’

Elon Musk has twice relied on social media polls to make decisions. It's at best a fig leaf and at worst delusional.

November 28, 2022

Another Fox News-driven target of likely GOP probes: ‘Looting’

The ranking member of House Oversight — and its likely next chair — appeared on “Meet the Press” to promise a variety of investigations, including a Fox favorite.

November 28, 2022