Most of the GOP's leaders thought they could domesticate Donald Trump and use him for their ideological purposes. Now they are confronting the consequences of being so profoundly wrong.
Republican leaders don't want to take responsibility for the choices made by their own voters or their complicity in tolerating and even encouraging the extremism Trump represents.
Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again. But for progressives to beat back an increasingly virulent right and encourage more temperate conservatism, they must ponder the crisis on their own side.
The Rust Belt state's primary outcome -- victories by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump -- was brought to you by white working-class men and the people from little towns and small cities.
White working-class voters have been a key building block of the Republican coalition since the rise of the Reagan Democrats 35 years ago. You would think that the party's presidential candidates would want to respond to the heartbreaking crisis these Americans are facing.
Will any Republican candidate find it in his or her interest to break with the party's orthodoxy on government regulations and labor rights?
The senator from Vermont has little chance of defeating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. But he is reminding his party of something it often forgets: Government was once popular because it provided tangible benefits to large numbers of Americans.
It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America's closest allies, trashed an American president's foreign policy.
Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to appreciate what it's actually done?
After he won reelection last November, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made two sets of comments reflecting the dueling impulses of the Republican Mind. Freud fans might refer to the superego, aka the conscience, and the id.