Political Animal Blog

Can Empathy Bridge This Divide?

Trying to understand the motives of Trump supporters can only go so far.

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.