Political Animal Blog

Lazy Reporting Enables Gridlock

Reporting ‘both sides do it’ is ineffective because it only encourages gridlock.

Politics

Attacks on the Press Have Helped Bring Down a President Before

If Trump continues going after the media, his parallels with Richard Nixon may be more than rhetorical.

Education

How Should States Structure “Free” College?

Free college is dead at the federal level with Trump’s election, so states are picking up the mantle.

Economy

Trump and the Revolt of the White Middle Class

No, the down-and-out white working class didn’t propel Trump to the presidency.

Health Care

Why the GOP Can't Repeal Obamacare

Republicans in Congress don’t have a plan to govern now that they have the majority.