Notebook: Ted Cruz Might Be the Only Republican Who Understands Donald Trump

On the pro-wrestler logic of last night’s speech.


Day 2: Muddled Messages at the R.N.C.

The first day of the Republican National Convention did not go as planned, and on the second night in Cleveland, staying on message proved difficult for the campaign and the … Continue Reading →


Campaign 2016: 365 Days in 3 Minutes

A brief look back at the 2016 presidential campaigns leading up to this year’s party conventions.


Donald Trump Forces G.O.P. to Choose Between Insularity and Outreach

Mr. Trump’s political approach would have Republicans court working-class and rural whites at the grievous cost of alienating minorities and women.


Congressional memo: Can Paul Ryan Still Sell the G.O.P. Agenda?

Heading into the Republican convention, the House speaker has been hectored by both parties, the budget is stalled and his spotlight has been stolen.


Congressional memo: Has Paul Ryan Lost the Sparkle He Needs to Sell the G.O.P. Agenda?

Heading into the Republican convention, the House speaker has been hectored by both parties, the budget is stalled and his spotlight has been stolen.


What Trump and the G.O.P. Can Agree On: Tax Cuts for the Rich

The tax plan shepherded by House Speaker Paul Ryan would fundamentally change the system, but both plans reduce taxes on capital gains and high incomes.


Feature: Will Trump Swallow the G.O.P. Whole?

Inside the identity crisis roiling the Republican Party.