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Idaho voting participation is up 350% after party switches to primary

Idaho Democrats saw a 351% increase in voter participation statewide in the presidential primary Tuesday, as the party switched from doing a caucus to a primary.


Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

Joe Biden won the Idaho Primary Tuesday night, continuing his Super Tuesday surge.


Few presidential candidates have Idaho primary plans, but party leaders expect record participation

As Idaho’s primary inches closer, the state’s voters will have to choose a party and one of more than a dozen candidates who will be on the state’s presidential primary ballots.


Marc A. Thiessen: Warren would sink booming economy

The central message of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign is that the economy is working for the very wealthy but it is not working for ordinary Americans. Unfortunately for her, ordinary Americans disagree.


Michael Gerson: O’Rourke’s proposal would hand victory to Trump

Beto O’Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that “hell, yes” he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious institutions that don’t approve of gay marriage. This is not the normal substance of presidential ambitions. Few young people nursing political dreams say: “When I grow up, I want to be a foul-mouthed, overreaching, anti-religious culmination of every exaggerated liberal stereotype and the embodiment of every fevered conservative nightmare.” Perhaps O’Rourke was just precocious in that way. It is more likely, however, that he was led in this direction by the increasingly desperate pursuit of a spotlight that fell on him once, and briefly.


Paul Waldman: Supreme Court must be part of Democrats’ debate

The failure to focus on the issue of the Supreme Court is an atrocious oversight on the part of the networks that have aired and moderated the Democratic presidential candidate debates.


Marc A. Thiessen: Impeach Kavanaugh? Bring it on, Democrats!

The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Arguments over electability are an annoying diversion

For the love of heaven, people, please stop saying “electability.”


Kathleen Parker: Democrats’ debate had one clear winner: Trump

Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won.


Michael Gerson: Trump has done nothing to win back the voters who left him in the midterms

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election reinforced a certain lesson. No, not that the universe is a cold, empty, meaningless void, and that hope and justice are pretty lies told by self-deceived fools.



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Latest news

Idaho voting participation is up 350% after party switches to primary

Idaho Democrats saw a 351% increase in voter participation statewide in the presidential primary Tuesday, as the party switched from doing a caucus to a primary.


Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

Joe Biden won the Idaho Primary Tuesday night, continuing his Super Tuesday surge.


Few presidential candidates have Idaho primary plans, but party leaders expect record participation

As Idaho’s primary inches closer, the state’s voters will have to choose a party and one of more than a dozen candidates who will be on the state’s presidential primary ballots.


Marc A. Thiessen: Warren would sink booming economy

The central message of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign is that the economy is working for the very wealthy but it is not working for ordinary Americans. Unfortunately for her, ordinary Americans disagree.


Michael Gerson: O’Rourke’s proposal would hand victory to Trump

Beto O’Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that “hell, yes” he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious institutions that don’t approve of gay marriage. This is not the normal substance of presidential ambitions. Few young people nursing political dreams say: “When I grow up, I want to be a foul-mouthed, overreaching, anti-religious culmination of every exaggerated liberal stereotype and the embodiment of every fevered conservative nightmare.” Perhaps O’Rourke was just precocious in that way. It is more likely, however, that he was led in this direction by the increasingly desperate pursuit of a spotlight that fell on him once, and briefly.


Paul Waldman: Supreme Court must be part of Democrats’ debate

The failure to focus on the issue of the Supreme Court is an atrocious oversight on the part of the networks that have aired and moderated the Democratic presidential candidate debates.


Marc A. Thiessen: Impeach Kavanaugh? Bring it on, Democrats!

The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Arguments over electability are an annoying diversion

For the love of heaven, people, please stop saying “electability.”


Kathleen Parker: Democrats’ debate had one clear winner: Trump

Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won.


Michael Gerson: Trump has done nothing to win back the voters who left him in the midterms

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election reinforced a certain lesson. No, not that the universe is a cold, empty, meaningless void, and that hope and justice are pretty lies told by self-deceived fools.