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With Trump’s political luck on the rise, 2024 could be a repeat of 2016

The possibility of a second Trump term is cause for significant alarm. Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Wildwood, N.J., on Saturday. (Bryan...

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Social media has played a huge role in the coverage of the Gaza conflict

Even Elon Musk’s X. A demonstrator takes photos with her phone in Beirut on Feb. 11. (Bilal Hussein/AP) Listen 6 min ...

10.05.2024 40

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Are politics replacing religion in American life?

Opinion Are politics replacing religion in American life? And what is gained and lost as our country stops going to churches, synagogues and...

09.05.2024 30

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The crackdown on campus protests has gone way too far

The backlash has been intense, aggressive and almost entirely wrongheaded. Law enforcement and University of Virginia students on campus in...

08.05.2024 40

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Wisconsin is very White. But it has been blue in recent elections.

A voter fills out their ballot on April 2 in Green Bay, Wis. (Joshua Lott/The Washington Post) Listen 7 min Share ...

01.05.2024 60

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America is less religious, but faith remains very powerful in politics

A man prays outside the Supreme Court on July 8, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/AP) Listen 6 min Share Comment on this story...

16.04.2024 20

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A cocktail of urgency and dread: 3 columnists on campaign 2024

Opinion A cocktail of urgency and dread: 3 columnists on campaign 2024 By Perry Bacon Jr. ,  Jim Geraghty and  Amanda...

11.04.2024 9

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The three kinds of swing voters — and why they aren’t with Trump or Biden

Biden volunteer Tamika Morris waves a sign at passing cars as GOP volunteer Robby Thurston looks on in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 2020. (Zack Wittman...

10.04.2024 8

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Liberals must answer the right’s attacks on America’s colleges

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08.04.2024 30

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What should we expect from Judge Aileen Cannon? I’m answering your questions.

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04.04.2024 7

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Do small election donations help national candidates? I’m answering your questions.

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28.03.2024 10

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The House’s left was right about Gaza. That could cost them their seats.

Democratic Reps. Cori Bush (Mo.), Delia C. Ramirez (Ill.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) hold signs calling for a cease-fire in Gaza...

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America’s racial politics are changing. The big question is how much.

An election worker holds a roll of "I Voted" stickers at a polling place in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 24. (Julia Nikhinson /AFP/Getty Images) ...

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The four Biden presidencies

Opinion The four Biden presidencies By Perry Bacon Jr. Columnist | Follow author Follow March 15, 2024 at 6:30...

15.03.2024 20

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Why do the majority of polls break for Trump? I answered your questions.

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14.03.2024 9

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A savvy activist movement is challenging Biden on Gaza

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators rally outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington on March 2. (Bonnie Cash/Reuters) Listen 6 min ...

13.03.2024 20

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07.03.2024 6

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Biden is failing at the most important task of his presidency

President Biden listens to Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at a meeting in the Oval Office on March 1. (Tom Brenner/For the Washington Post ) ...

07.03.2024 10

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Would a Trump conviction really make a difference? Perry Bacon Jr. answered your questions.

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29.02.2024 10

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Criticizing a president is always okay — even one running against Trump

A “Vote Uncommitted” sign is seen on the ground at a rally in Hamtramck, Mich., on Sunday ahead of Tuesday's statewide primary. (Joshua Lott/The...

27.02.2024 20

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Isn’t it time to stop? Perry Bacon Jr. is answering your questions.

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22.02.2024 8

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The problem with Democrats bragging about the economy

People walk past a homeless man on the sidewalk in New York on Jan. 29. (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 6 min ...

20.02.2024 30

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What do you make of the NY special election? Perry Bacon Jr. is answering your questions.

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15.02.2024 8

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We are seeing the limits of diversity

Protesters attend a rally in solidarity with Palestinians outside the White House on Jan. 13. (Will Oliver/EPA-EFE-Shutterstock) Listen...

06.02.2024 20

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Should we be more critical of football? I’m answering your questions.

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01.02.2024 30

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Biden shouldn’t sound like a conservative on immigration policy

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30.01.2024 9

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Journalism may never again have profits. So it should focus on purpose.

The Los Angeles Times newspaper logo is seen at the paper's headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., on Tuesday. (Damian Dovarganes/AP) ...

27.01.2024 10

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Are we already feeling checked out of the campaigns? I’m answering your questions.

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25.01.2024 6

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Chat with Perry Bacon Jr. and Jim Geraghty about the Iowa caucus results

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16.01.2024 8

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Biden’s ‘democracy’ message is self-serving — but true

President Biden delivers at a campaign event in Blue Bell, Pa., on Jan. 5. (Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Listen 5 min ...

12.01.2024 8

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Why do we tolerate the influence of Iowa and New Hampshire? Perry Bacon Jr. is answering your questions.

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11.01.2024 20

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Do any Biden alternatives have Black voters’ support? Perry Bacon Jr. answered your questions.

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04.01.2024 7

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Colleges are home to many left-wing ideas and activists. That’s fine.

A student writes a pro-Palestine message in College Park, Md., on Nov. 9. (Julia Nikhinson for The Washington Post) Listen 6 min ...

02.01.2024 20

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Yes, Trump should be removed from the ballot

Former president Donald Trump arrives to speak at an event in Nevada on Dec. 17. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Listen 6 min ...

30.12.2023 30

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How do Democrats dig out of this hole? Perry Bacon Jr. answers your questions.

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14.12.2023 8

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Biden’s Gaza policy is the latest major U.S. foreign affairs blunder

Palestinians amid what's left after bombing in Rafah, Gaza, on Dec. 12. (Loay Ayyoub/for The Washington Post) Listen 7 min ...

13.12.2023 10

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MSNBC should be careful not to become DNC-TV

The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2020 election, on Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) ...

04.12.2023 3

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‘Democracy’ is becoming a buzzword. Let’s change how we talk about it.

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27.11.2023 10

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Who would be Trump’s possible VP? Perry Bacon Jr. answers your questions.

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Biden could win. Democrats should still consider other 2024 candidates.

President Biden waves to reporters after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. (Stephanie Scarbrough/AP) ...

13.11.2023 8

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09.11.2023 6

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The movement against Israel’s bombing of Gaza is bottom-up leadership

City University of New York students in Manhattan rally in support of Palestinians on Thursday. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Listen 6 min ...

03.11.2023 20

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Is Biden in trouble with Arab Americans? Perry Bacon Jr. answers your questions.

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02.11.2023 5

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The Biden administration should rethink its Israeli-Palestinian policies

President Biden in the Oval Office on Oct. 19. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share Comment...

28.10.2023 4

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The U.S. should back Israel firmly, but not unquestioningly

Israeli soldiers drive on a road near Sderot, in southern Israel. on Oct. 7. (Ammar Awad/Reuters) Listen 5 min Share ...

15.10.2023 10

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How much of this is Kevin McCarthy’s fault? Three columnists discuss.

Opinion How much of this is Kevin McCarthy’s fault? Three columnists discuss. By Perry Bacon Jr. ,  Dana Milbank and  ...

05.10.2023 7

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Republicans are in disarray. But they are still winning a lot on policy.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) leaves the House Chamber following a vote to oust him as speaker on Tuesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) ...

04.10.2023 3

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More people of color are voting Republican. That’s not all bad news.

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03.10.2023 10

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I’m fine with Biden’s age because I’m fine with a President Harris

President Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Vice President Harris and General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. make their way to the Rose Garden of the...

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