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Paul Waldman

author and commentator

Paul Waldman is a journalist and author whose writing has appeared in dozens of publications. He writes The Cross Section, a newsletter about politics and culture, and co-hosts the Boundary Issues podcast. His latest book is "White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy."

Paul Waldman is a journalist and author whose writing has appeared in dozens of publications. He writes The Cross Section, a newsletter about politics and culture, and co-hosts the Boundary Issues podcast. His latest book is "White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy."

Latest from Paul Waldman

43d ago

Mike Johnson’s eye rolls are a reminder of what Biden is really running against this fall

President Biden is not just running against Donald Trump. He's also running against Republicans in Congress, particularly the House of Representatives.
51d ago

The frightening truth about the key demographic buoying Trump in the general election

Over the Trump era, rural America has grown steadily more Republican.
59d ago

How Biden’s new student loans win undercuts some of his biggest liberal critics

The White House announced that the government will be forgiving $1.2 billion in student loans for an additional 150,000 borrowers.
63d ago

A right-wing group cried voter fraud. Then they were asked to provide evidence.

True the Vote, a national group devoted to spreading conspiracies about voter fraud, just admitted in a Georgia courtroom that they had no proof for the claims.
74d ago

The hard-to-accept lesson from the Senate’s doomed ‘bipartisan’ immigration bill

Backed by President Biden, a bipartisan group of senators crafted a compromise bill to reform the immigration system. Almost the entire GOP refuses to pass it.
79d ago

The hidden message in Nikki Haley’s attack on Kamala Harris

In her interview on “The Breakfast Club,” Haley said that the idea of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming president “should send chills up everyone’s spine.”
88d ago

Trump’s New Hampshire win was depressingly clarifying — with one big exception

Nikki Haley couldn’t have asked for an easier state to win than New Hampshire. Yet three-quarters of Republican voters backed former President Donald Trump.
95d ago

Marco Rubio’s Trump endorsement was a profile in cowardice. And it wasn’t even the worst.

Trump is using loyalty to secure endorsements again — and it’s working. Establishment Republicans rushed to bend the knee to Trump even before his Iowa win.
101d ago

Lie, rant, repeat: Trump’s Fox News town halls have taken on a familiar pattern

Trump’s town hall on Fox News was enough to make one wonder whether he can persuade anyone of anything anymore.
108d ago

The real reason Mike Johnson chaperoned 60 House Republicans at the border

Mike Johnson took 60 of his House Republican colleagues on a trip to the southern border, enacting a ritual that is both familiar and pointless.
117d ago

Dear Republicans: Please impeach Biden

The 2024 election is going to be very close. If House Republicans want to make sure Trump doesn’t become president again, impeaching Biden is their chance.