Roll Call columnist covering 10th presidential race. Fellow at Brennan Center. Teaching at Yale. Coming in June: My book Hustling Hitler on my con man uncle.

Trump's Dominance Draws on More Than Angry Middle Class — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus allowed cable networks to turn GOP debates into a ratings-driven Trump-fest. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) "The recession has left the great American middle class feeling betrayed and sobered and vulnerable. Fear and anger are eating like acids at the electorate."

Republicans Poised to Cut a Deal With the Devil — WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The ragged remnants of the rational wing of the Republican Party endured another Trumping on Tuesday night. And while Ted Cruz may still hold the line in Indiana next Tuesday, Donald Trump has what a fella named Bush back in 1980 described as the "Big Mo."

Walter Shapiro: No one has ever been beaten up at a Cruz rally — To my liberal Democratic friends,My apologies for resorting to an open letter, but I worry about jeopardizing our friendship by shouting over dinner or ranting in an email. An open letter will make my screed less personal, but equally passionate.

New York Republicans Sold Their Soul to Trump — NEW YORK -- If Donald Trump could make it anywhere, it should be in the state where he came into the world bristling with outer-borough Queens resentment. Beneath his bluster, bombast and bile, Trump hides the insecurities of a parvenu, the real estate hustler who long worried that he would be dismissed as a bit player like his father.

No One Has Ever Been Beaten Up at a Cruz Rally — TOWSON, MD - APRIL 18: Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at the American Legion Post 22, April 18, 2016 in Towson, Maryland. Maryland will hold its primary election on April 26.

How Liz Cheney Could Pick the Next President — NEW YORK - It's only April and already the 2016 campaign has treated us to a tour of the outer reaches of democracy from arcane convention delegate selection rules to Donald Trump's notion of rewriting the First Amendment seemingly to bar all criticism of him personally.

Late to Discern the Bern — UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 4 - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks while at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Sanders and Sen.

John Anderson: The Nice Guy Syndrome — He's Washington's favorite Republican-bright, independent, articulate, thoughtful. Then why does nobody give his candidacy a chance? Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >

Wisconsin Gave GOP Escape Route from Trump — US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a rally in Bethpage, Long Island, New York on April 6, 2016. Trump looks to bounce back from his unsettling presidential primary los in Wisconsin, training his sights in the next White House contests on friendlier ground -- his home state of New York.

Long-Ago Musical Portrayed the Real 'Art of the Deal' — It wasn't hard since nearly a half century ago Broadway was smitten with another ground-breaking production with an 18th Century patriotic motif. In 1969, a musical reenactment of the writing of the Declaration of Independence called "1776" opened on Broadway and went on to win three Tony Awards and inspire a 1972 movie.
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Apr 29, 2016

Every generation has a moment when it's a choice between their party or country. Kudos to the #nevetrrump hold-outs:

Apr 29, 2016

.@Nate_Cohn @AlecMacGillis Ted Strickland, chairing Hillary's 2008 primary campaign, had her spending lots of time in Appalachian Ohio.

Apr 28, 2016

This is the single best piece to capture the weirdness of Cruz-Kasich disliking each other while sort of uniting.…

Apr 28, 2016

In 20 years, when I am asked, "What did you do during the Trump take-over?" I will say with pride, "I tweeted a lot."In 20 years, when I am asked, "What did you do during the Trump take-over?" I will say with pride, "I tweeted a lot."

Apr 28, 2016

RT @jayrosen_nyu: A mobile alert that @andrewrsorkin got an interview with Obama? I don't think so, New York Times. That's not a news alert. That's an ad.

Apr 28, 2016

The media has been wailing about "The Angry Voter" since a 1992 Time cover. My column on other causes of Trump-ism:

Apr 27, 2016

When I heard Trump make this claim in Wilkes-Barre Monday night, I thought I misunderstood because of bad acoustics.…

Apr 27, 2016

@neeratanden As their Washington bureau chief from 2005-2008, it's too sad to contemplate. I can only guess it's crazed lefty desperation.

Apr 27, 2016

@ASFried I apologize for following Trump into gutter. But I thought, "Wait, I'm an adult. I can't use silly euphemisms like private parts."

Apr 27, 2016

@ASFried You may be right. All I'm really saying is that norms of politics don't apply with Trump like talking about your penis in a debate.

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