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Paul Waldman

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Paul Waldman is a weekly columnist and senior writer for The American Prospect. He also writes for the Plum Line blog at The Washington Post and The Week and is the author of Being Right Is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.

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With his love of conspiracy theories and associations with criminal elements, the president’s personal attorney may well be the agent of Trump’s destruction. Read more

Impeachment

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The next couple of years could play out very differently thanks to what last week’s impeachment inquiry set in motion. Read more

Impeachment

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What is the thing we worried Trump would do that he hasn’t done? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Every candidate confronts some kind of scandal. The candidates who win are the ones who can move past them. Read more

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The answer is profoundly troubling. Read more

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The moral and professional accounting some Republicans feared will never take place. Read more

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The suburbs may be slipping from the Republicans' grasp. Read more

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The House's only black Republican will not seek re-election.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

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If it wasn’t, Donald Trump wouldn’t be sitting in the White House. But it’s not all of who we are, either. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The president's 2020 campaign will be much like his 2016 campaign, only more so. Read more

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It's when the GOP learned that winning washes away all your sins. Read more

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They are never beaten, because they never stop fighting. Even when Democrats think they've won. Read more

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Biden could wind up being the Jeb Bush of 2020. Read more

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Accepting help from hostile foreign powers is just the beginning. Read more

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How Arthur Laffer taught the GOP to govern without restraint Read more

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Sixteen years ago, leading Democrats shied away from doing the right thing. Today, they're perilously close to making the same mistake.  Read more

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

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For too long, Dems have been far too complacent on reproductive rights. It's time to get serious.  Read more

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No matter what happens, we can’t count on Republicans to turn against the president.  Read more

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In an era of hyper-partisanship, going moderate may not be a winning strategy.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

The answer is profoundly troubling. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA/AP Images

The moral and professional accounting some Republicans feared will never take place. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Chris Carlson/AP Images

The suburbs may be slipping from the Republicans' grasp. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

The House's only black Republican will not seek re-election.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

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John Raoux/AP Image

If it wasn’t, Donald Trump wouldn’t be sitting in the White House. But it’s not all of who we are, either. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Susan Walsh/AP Image

The president's 2020 campaign will be much like his 2016 campaign, only more so. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

It's when the GOP learned that winning washes away all your sins. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

They are never beaten, because they never stop fighting. Even when Democrats think they've won. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Biden could wind up being the Jeb Bush of 2020. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Accepting help from hostile foreign powers is just the beginning. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How Arthur Laffer taught the GOP to govern without restraint Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Sixteen years ago, leading Democrats shied away from doing the right thing. Today, they're perilously close to making the same mistake.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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

Money, Politics and Power

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A new ICE program may make it harder to keep immigrant families together. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

For too long, Dems have been far too complacent on reproductive rights. It's time to get serious.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

No matter what happens, we can’t count on Republicans to turn against the president.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

In an era of hyper-partisanship, going moderate may not be a winning strategy.  Read more

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Dems' reluctance to take action is getting harder to justify.  Read more

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The president of the United States says he wants to intentionally harm Americans who didn't vote for him, for no reason other than retribution. We have never seen anything like it in our lifetimes. Read more

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Obama couldn't do it, and neither could Clinton. Can any of these candidates? Read more

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