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Against the Grain

Bracing for a Political Wave

Voters are registering record levels of anger at their elected officials. Why that's not good for Senate Democrats—or any politician on the ballot—in November.

Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency

The president has a pattern of deflecting blame and denying responsibility. With military action against ISIS underway, that's a dangerous habit.

The GOP's 2016 Foreign Policy Problem

Republicans have an edge on international affairs, but their crop of presidential contenders are untested, especially compared with Hillary Clinton.

For a Senate Wave, Republicans Need to Halt Dems' Momentum in Swing States

If the GOP only wins on friendly turf, they could retake the majority—but without a mandate.

Obama's Politicking Is Damaging His Presidency

On foreign policy and immigration, the president has prioritized short-term politics over sound policy. And it's costing him badly in his final years in office.

Is Marco Rubio a Statesman or Just a Good Strategist?

To run for president, the senator needs to show voters how he's a different type of Republican—beyond his biography.

If Democrats Lose the Senate, Harry Reid Deserves the Blame

The Senate majority l eader's aggressive tactics have backfired, threatening his hold on leadership.

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Bracing for a Political Wave

Voters are registering record levels of anger at their elected officials. Why that's not good for Senate Democrats—or any politician on the ballot—in November.

Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency

The president has a pattern of deflecting blame and denying responsibility. With military action against ISIS underway, that's a dangerous habit.

The GOP's 2016 Foreign Policy Problem

Republicans have an edge on international affairs, but their crop of presidential contenders are untested, especially compared with Hillary Clinton.

For a Senate Wave, Republicans Need to Halt Dems' Momentum in Swing States

If the GOP only wins on friendly turf, they could retake the majority—but without a mandate.

Obama's Politicking Is Damaging His Presidency

On foreign policy and immigration, the president has prioritized short-term politics over sound policy. And it's costing him badly in his final years in office.

Is Marco Rubio a Statesman or Just a Good Strategist?

To run for president, the senator needs to show voters how he's a different type of Republican—beyond his biography.

If Democrats Lose the Senate, Harry Reid Deserves the Blame

The Senate majority l eader's aggressive tactics have backfired, threatening his hold on leadership.

Show More