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WASHINGTON • October 19, 2021
Welcome to University of Trump-Los Angeles
The Claremont Institute, a right-wing ivory tower in the Inland Empire, has become a finishing school for the likes of Ingraham, Shapiro, Cotton—and a sinecure for the political minds behind Trump’s attempted coup. In the process, it’s spawned an academic movement to preserve Trumpism after Trump.
WASHINGTON • October 7, 2021
Javanka ’24: Will They or Won’t They?
The greatest looming question in American politics is, alas, whether Trump will run for president again. And if he does, will his closest family members—“the interns,” as they were known in the west wing—ride shotgun once again?
WASHINGTON • September 20, 2021
“The Big Elephant”: Mike Pence Readies His Act III
The former vice president is looking to thread a political needle: disavow Trump, make nice with the guy’s supporters, and somehow cash in on what’s left of his Republican street cred. Will that persuade donors in advance of 2024? And what will Mother think?
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WASHINGTON • September 13, 2021
To Be or Not to Be: Trump’s Big 2024 Question
As the aging Palm Beach prince ponders his future, a vortex of political calculations are coming into view. And while the perks of post-presidential life may be compelling (who doesn’t want to hang out with Evander Holyfield), many on the far right know that the party is his—and they believe Biden is uniquely vulnerable to a rematch.
PUCK • September 12, 2021
Why I Joined Puck
It takes a new kind of media company to cover Republican politics in the post-Trump era.
WASHINGTON • August 26, 2021
Ron DeSantis and the Big-Lie Boys: Trump’s Heirs Count Down to ’24
Supporting Trump’s Big Lie is quietly becoming an essential issue for Republican candidates. Can they still run to be his heir while attesting that he never lost in the first place?