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The final months of the 2016 presidential election forced Republicans to make a choice. Would they support their nominee, Donald Trump, after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual assault, or would they abandon him in the name…

As you read various articles about the twin tax plans offered by the House and Senate in the past couple of weeks, here’s one not-minor detail to keep in mind: Neither bill, as written, can pass Congress. GO TO SOURCE…

Imagine it’s a year from now, and Democrats have managed to win back the House of Representatives. If you’re a GOP incumbent who has just suffered a crushing defeat, you will presumably feel pretty despondent. But don’t despair, my forlorn…

Barack Obama spent his first year as president reaching out to Americans who hadn’t voted for him. Donald Trump spent his first year attacking and antagonizing everyone outside of his base. The difference showed up starkly in Virginia on Tuesday.…

In 1776, John Adams wrote that a “representative assembly” should “be, in miniature, an exact portrait of the people at large. It should think, feel, reason, and act like them.” GO TO SOURCE Author: SLATE

What was the nadir of election night 2016? In fairness, the evening of Nov. 8 and the cratered-out dawn of Nov. 9 were more like a chain of nadirs strung together. Cast your mind back to John Podesta’s speech to…

The palpable joy among liberals and progressives over Tuesday night’s victories was not simply a function of the many contests in which Democrats prevailed. Sure, the party recaptured the New Jersey governor’s mansion, swept dozens of state and local elections,…

When Donald Trump chatted with three Reuters reporters in April, he handed each of them a map memorializing his win over Hillary Clinton. “It’s pretty good, right?” the president asked before adding, “The red is obviously us.” This was not…

It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of the Democratic Party’s victory on Tuesday. GO TO SOURCE Author: SLATE

America has no more left-wing executive serving more people than New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who cruised to re-election on Tuesday with 66 percent of the vote. De Blasio has more constituents than all but 11 governors; he…