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Against the Grain

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.

The Secret Weapon to Win Over Voters: Authenticity

It's becoming harder for red-state Democrats to say what they really think on hot-button issues.

The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

This year's political environment is shaping up to be nearly as bleak as 2010, and that's ominous news for Senate Democrats.

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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.

The Secret Weapon to Win Over Voters: Authenticity

It's becoming harder for red-state Democrats to say what they really think on hot-button issues.

The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

This year's political environment is shaping up to be nearly as bleak as 2010, and that's ominous news for Senate Democrats.

Show More