May 26, 2022
The Agony and Ecstasy of Mitch McConnell
The Republican’s 80-year-old lion of the Senate has dealt with it all—Trump, the insurrection, terrible candidates, countless unpopular votes—and still built a legacy as the court-stocking leader of the right. Now he’s in for the election season ride of his career: nutjob candidates, a controversial strategy, and the shadow of you-know-who.
May 19, 2022
While most of the media focuses on the race in Pennsylvania between McCormick and Oz, political insiders are obsessing about the overtures and political canoodling between Donald Trump and Jeff Roe, the McCormick advisor and G.O.P. political operative du jour, whose own 2024 plans could define the party’s course.
May 19, 2022
Trump Forgot How to Spell MAGA
Has the movement Trump created now moved beyond him?
May 17, 2022
Putin’s Wood Chipper
As we approach the three-month mark in Russia’s attack on Ukraine, there is plenty of cause for optimism—a “dynamic stalemate” in which Russia’s military is collapsing while Ukraine is fighting with discipline, valor, and Western aid. But as one Russian military expert told me, Russia is focused on “grinding down” the Ukrainian military. The word he used, though, was “peremolot',” which can be translated to describe something that a wood chipper does.