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Against the Grain

Rise of the Republican Pragmatists

Expect the new GOP majorities in Congress to press forward with a governing agenda, avoiding the intra-party conflicts of years past.

Republicans Just Broke Democrats’ Blue Wall

Republicans pick up seats in Democratic-friendly territory, giving the party an opportunity to improve its battered brand.

White House in Denial: President Obama Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate

The White House insists that vulnerable Democrats should have supported him more. That couldn't be further from the truth.

Running Against Obama, Republicans Positioned for Midterm Sweep

Most of the battleground Senate races are trending in the GOP's direction, while Democrats are playing defense in the House.

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.

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Rise of the Republican Pragmatists

Expect the new GOP majorities in Congress to press forward with a governing agenda, avoiding the intra-party conflicts of years past.

Republicans Just Broke Democrats’ Blue Wall

Republicans pick up seats in Democratic-friendly territory, giving the party an opportunity to improve its battered brand.

White House in Denial: President Obama Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate

The White House insists that vulnerable Democrats should have supported him more. That couldn't be further from the truth.

Running Against Obama, Republicans Positioned for Midterm Sweep

Most of the battleground Senate races are trending in the GOP's direction, while Democrats are playing defense in the House.

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.

Show More