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Paul Waldman: McConnell is right about elections

The last thing Republicans want is elections that are secure, fair, free and open. And they’ll make sure that’s not what we have.

Paul Waldman: Abortion is set to be a huge issue in 2020

There are no more dog-whistles. Abortion is front and center, and will be one of the key issues in the 2020 election.

Paul Waldman: Let’s be honest, nobody knows how impeachment would turn out

Here’s the truth: Nobody knows what the political effects of impeachment will be. Not Pelosi, not Trump, not any Democratic or Republican “strategist” – nobody.

Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent: A court just dealt a blow to rigged elections. It probably won’t last.

Opponents of gerrymandering just secured an important victory in a federal appeals court. The big question is how long this victory will last.

Paul Waldman: Elizabeth Warren calls for eliminating filibuster, and some good could come of that

While people in both parties think it’s in their self-interest to retain the filibuster, each party’s self-interest is profoundly different.

Paul Waldman: The GOP’s answer to catastrophic climate change? Trolling the libs

On one of the most profound challenges ever faced by not just America but humanity as a whole – climate change – Republicans are constitutionally incapable of doing anything constructive.

Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent: New Trump budget is a horror show for Dems and Paul Ryan’s dream come true

The budget proposal that the Trump administration just released contains enormous cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention domestic programs. In a word, it is positively savage.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Paul Waldman: Shutdown’s end depends entirely on Trump’s hurt feelings

As the government shutdown drags on, everyone seems dug in to their position. So how does this end? The answer will depend, unfortunately, on President Donald Trump’s feelings.

Paul Waldman: How Nancy Pelosi put down a rebellion and allowed everyone to win

As soon as the rebellion against Nancy Pelosi within the Democratic caucus in the House began to take shape, I (and many others) were highly skeptical that it could succeed. …

Paul Waldman: Trump’s impotent rage over the border could lead to something drastic

Sometimes when President Donald Trump says something false and ridiculous, you say to yourself, “I’m sure his supporters are just going to eat that up.” But at other times, you …

Paul Waldman: Donald Trump’s war on workers far from over

What is the state of the American worker, and what is the Trump administration doing for them? Or rather, what is the administration doing to them?

Paul Waldman: Trump Foundation one big scam

I have some shocking news: An organization with “Trump” in its name has run into trouble with the law. Who could have imagined? Thursday, the New York attorney general’s office …

Paul Waldman: Democrats are finally doing politics the way Republicans do

For many years, Democrats have been convinced that the American people, and even their Republican opponents, are open to persuasion. If they could just have the opportunity to explain why …