Éric Zemmour, a pundit whose presidential run has upended French politics, had called unaccompanied migrant children “assassins” and “rapists” on television.
The strange strategy of a staggering presidency.
The future of Britain’s prime minister is in doubt after he admitted attending a party while the country was under Covid lockdown. Here’s a guide to how he could be forced out, or fight on.
With unforeseen and underexplored consequences.
Readers are upset that Republicans in one of the focus groups still believe that the election was stolen. Also: Vaccine mandates; marriage and divorce.
The expansion has expired, and a bill to renew it has stalled. Public opinion is favorable but not overwhelmingly so, for several reasons.
Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.”
The Omicron variant’s spread poses an unwelcome political conundrum just as election season begins. Democrats and the G.O.P. see reasons to hope, but the virus will get the deciding vote.
For once, the government tried overheating the economy. For better and worse, it succeeded.
The frustration with Bill de Blasio seemed to be a constant, in spite of a quiet, begrudging appreciation of his policymaking.
The vice president’s allies are increasingly concerned that President Biden relied on her to win but does not need her to govern.
Biden’s administration needs a pinch of cayenne.
As the fraud trial of the Theranos founder draws to a close, could her new courtroom image affect the decision?
Two reports shed light on the issues driving Hispanic voters and why their support of the Democratic Party is eroding.
The British prime minister is facing a new virus variant, a rebellious Conservative Party, collapsing poll ratings and questions about whether he or his staff flouted the lockdown rules.
Despite decades of partisan fighting in Washington, Americans are not as neatly divided on abortion as politicians and activists.
Researchers say that two large surveys aren’t representative.
The president has struggled to sell strong growth and job gains to a public that appears more concerned about rising prices — and remains anxious about Covid.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly isolated as he clings to an economic prescription that few endorse but that he believes will bear results before elections.
Why is it that progressives are always blamed when moderates lose?
Why do Americans say that the economy is awful but that they’re doing fine?
They don’t only leave themselves vulnerable to the virus, they make everyone more vulnerable.
“The radicalized G.O.P. is the main anti-democratic force.”
Conservatives may still end up unhappy with a court they now control.
Voters often punish a president for pushing an unpopular agenda. But President Biden has been learning that they rarely reward a president for enacting legislation.
Republicans have fought mask requirements and vaccine mandates for months, but as coronavirus infections again rise, they are blaming the president for failing to end the health crisis.
What a progressive vision of public safety could look like.
It is hard to act as an ambitious president without incurring a penalty, even if your policies are popular.
Hopelessness about our democracy could accelerate its decay.
Democratic support has plunged nationally in recent months. Exactly how far it has fallen is hotly debated in both parties.
Reversals and broken promises have eroded his party’s lead in the polls, and the prime minister faces a low-grade mutiny from Conservatives angry over a proposal to limit their options for extra income.
More than half of Americans, young and old, say children today will be less economically successful than their parents, a global survey shows.
Washington-aligned countries backslid at nearly double the rate of non-allies, data shows, complicating long-held assumptions about American influence.
Inside the Democratic Party, concerns are growing about whether the president will be able to fully capitalize on a major legislative victory.
The culture wars are never over. That doesn’t mean they always have to end the same way.
Some critics say the Democratic Party is struggling to respond to issues seized upon by conservative news media.
In an interview, the leader of the House Democrats’ campaign arm acknowledged the major challenges facing the party but defended its agenda and its continued focus on Donald Trump.
Getting past incompetence, cronyism and ideology.
The new bipartisan infrastructure law is a first step, but only a broader course correction to the center will give Democrats a fighting chance.
The psychological effects of inflation seem to have the upper hand.
Pass something, and mandate vaccinations.
Did that matter? Maybe a little.
Maybe it was always a myth. It’s at least a distant memory.
Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.
Party officials say the White House and Congress must do more to address the electorate’s deep malaise or risk watching voters lurch back toward the G.O.P. by default.
Less than a year after taking power in Washington, the party faces a grim immediate future, struggling to energize voters without a presidential foil and losing messaging wars to Republicans.
Polling on immigration shows a strong shift to the left, but survey responses in that vein mask a far more complicated reality.
The U.S. is dealing with substantial price rises for the first time in decades.
Vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds could be a big step toward returning to normal life in the U.S., but even parents who got the shot are worried about how it might affect their kids.