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Blog: Paul Waldman

Trump views his freedom from the constraint of morals or ideals as his greatest strength. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The Republican Party, aided by Donald Trump, has eagerly descended to unprecedented levels of self-dealing, rule-flouting, and ideological extremism. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Like Trump, Nixon retained the support of most Republicans as the scandal unfolded.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

He's the stablest, most geniusy stable genius, believe me. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Don't count on the middle class thinking they received a gift. And don't count on trickle-down economics. Read more

Economic Policy

In the lead-up to the 2018 midterms, Democrats will need to remind voters that the GOP pushed through one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation in history. Read more

Economic Policy

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Would Trump fire Robert Mueller? You bet he would. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

They think they need to pass this tax bill to stave off defeat. But it may do just the opposite. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

When facts don't matter, things get pretty exasperating. Read more

Economic Policy

It all depends on which constituency they serve. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Forget about undertaking another searing examination of their very soul. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

This is going to be one of the greatest tests the right-wing media machine has ever faced. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Eventually everyone, including John Kelly, must sink to lying for the president. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

We're living not only in the age of Trump, but in the age of reaction to Trump.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Institutional forces, broad historical trends? Not in the Trump era, where everything is personal. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Inadequate GDP growth? Slow productivity gains? Belly fat, aches and pains, split ends? Tax cuts will solve your problem. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Squabbling with African American athletes is nothing surprising. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Liberals are still all but helpless in the face of right-wing lies that mutate and evolve. Read more

Money, Politics and Power