Stories by Paul Waldman

Paul Waldman is a weekly columnist and senior writer for The American Prospect. He also writes for the Plum Line blog at The Washington Post and The Week and is the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success. Follow him on Twitter: @paulwaldman1 subscribe to Paul Waldman's feed

Posted on: Dec 20, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

With Trump in the White House, it turns out the Republican establishment is surprisingly suggestible.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

You can look at this kind of shameless rejection of reality as politically effective brazenness. But what if he actually believes what he says?

Posted on: Sep 19, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

Trump supporters know what he says is ludicrous, but they're having the time of their lives.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

He promised a 'deportation force,' and his supporters cheered. Now he's backpedaling, risking the right's love for him.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

Could recent tragedies mark a shift in the nation's gun control debate?

Posted on: Dec 3, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Gun advocates are trotting out the same old discredited lines.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

He may say ridiculous things and have no policy ideas to speak of, but don't plan on him stopping anytime soon.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Old battlegrounds like gay rights are becoming much less controversial, even among conservatives.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Do they actually expect anyone to believe this?

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

There isn't going to be any avoiding pot politics in 2016. How are the Republicans going to handle it?

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

To Republicans, there's no room for compromise.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

The amount of money spent on the recent 2014 elections is obscene.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

Expectations on Wall Street and K Street are high. But they're probably going to be disappointed.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

It's not about ideology.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

We ought to think about what would happen afterward, so we don't completely lose our minds.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

90 percent of the police budget goes to salaries...and nothing is left for training, says Maria Haberfeld.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: The American Prospect

Perhaps we're not the hero of every story and God has not blessed us over all others.

Posted on: May 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

You won't find Republicans who'll criticize the moves the Romney campaign has made.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2012, Source: The American Prospect

Can Hartmann reach the top echelon of political media while retaining a sensibility that finds the work of organizers more compelling than senators and congressmen?

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: The American Prospect

The Right has always policed dissenting thought in its ranks. But in the past few years the Tea Party has upped the ante.

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