The Times Shows Its Cards

New York Times
The New York Times editorial board is doing something new this year. The opinion page has decided to endorse candidates in down-ballot races not just in the paper’s backyard but…
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Trumpism Without Trump Is a Dud

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If Donald Trump’s brand of populist nationalist progressivism represents the future of the Republican Party, it’s hard to find any evidence to support that contention beyond Trump himself. Recently, some…
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Trump Being Trump May Sink the GOP

Steve Bannon
Earlier this week, pressed in an interview with the editorial board of the Miami Herald, Marco Rubio insisted that he still supported the Republican presidential nominee—and stuck by his description of…
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Running Away From Trump

Marco Rubio
In the last few weeks, the national polls have been coming up roses for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. But while their faith that Donald Trump’s historic unfavorability ratings may…
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2016’s Last, Greatest Debate

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At the risk of deflating the hopes of those romantics who still cling to the idea that Marco Rubio might somehow emerge from the 37th ballot of a contested Republican…
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Rubio v. the Politics of Resentment

Marco Rubio
During Marco Rubio’s remarks announcing that he was suspending his presidential campaign, he gave voice to the anger and frustration that many Americans feel. That was the dominant emotion in…
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This GOP Is No Party for Optimists

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There was a reason why Democrats feared Marco Rubio as their most formidable possible opponent in 2016. Rubio was a computer model of the ideal Republican presidential candidate as imagined…
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