Welcome to the ‘Well, Now What?’ Stage of the Story

It’s been a very long year for Joe Biden. 

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Who Is King of Florida? Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis

A spat over Covid has exposed friction between the former president and a rising G.O.P. governor unwilling to curb his ambitions.

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Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis

A spat over Covid has exposed friction between the former president and a rising G.O.P. governor unwilling to curb his ambitions.

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We Need to Think the Unthinkable About Our Country

It’s plausible that the United States as we know it could disintegrate. Institutions need to consider worst-case scenarios — to help avoid them. 

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Let’s Not Invent a Civil War

It’s possible to worry about America’s divisions without falling into perpetual alarmism.

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Biden-Cheney 2024?

Saving American democracy may involve following Israel’s example.

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Fury Alone Won’t Destroy Trumpism. We Need a Plan B.

Steve Bannon is thinking globally and acting locally. He’s not wrong. 

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‘Trump’s People Don’t Act Like That’: How Republican Voters See Jan. 6

The Republicans aren’t apologists for Jan. 6 — some chastised President Trump and don’t want him to run again. They just want the country to move on.

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‘It’s Going to Be the White House Next’: Nine Democrats Grapple with Jan. 6

The lack of consequences for Republican leaders over Jan. 6 has Democrats worried for the future. But some also expressed empathy for the rioters.

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On Jan. 6 Anniversary, Biden Goes After Trump and Trumpism

In a speech marking the anniversary of the Capitol riot, the president confronted Trumpism, even as he refused to utter his predecessor’s name.

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Why Trump’s Hold on the G.O.P. Is Unrivaled After the Capitol Riot

His continued grip on the party shows, once again, that the former president can outlast almost any outrage cycle, no matter how intensely it burns.

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How to Stop Trump and Prevent Another Jan. 6

Drop talk of dismantling the police and taking steps to dismantle the Constitution.

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As Midterms and 2024 Loom, Trump Political Operation Revs Up

The former president is set to headline an event at Mar-a-Lago next month for endorsed candidates and major donors to benefit a supportive super PAC.

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Imagine It’s 2024, and Republicans Are Declaring Trump President

Too many Americans are willing to believe in election lies, and their leaders eager to cater to that mistaken conviction.

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How to Improve Nursing Home Care

Readers discuss problems such as underpaid and overworked staff and suggest remedies. Also: Inspired by bell hooks; Trump in the shadows.

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Kamala Harris’s Allies Express Concern: Is She an Afterthought?

The vice president’s allies are increasingly concerned that President Biden relied on her to win but does not need her to govern.

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Will Trump Undercut a Red Wave?

The G.O.P. has experienced hopeful times before — only to have the moment pass.

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Biden Should Not Run Again — and He Should Say He Won’t

The president would be doing the country, his party and his legacy a favor.

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America’s Anti-Democratic Movement

It’s making progress.

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Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

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Trump Won’t Let America Go. Can Democrats Pry It Away?

“The radicalized G.O.P. is the main anti-democratic force.” 

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Republicans Have a Golden Opportunity. They Will Probably Blow It.

The party’s good fortune in avoiding profound punishment for all its follies is the reason those follies will probably continue.

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The Problem of Political Despair

Hopelessness about our democracy could accelerate its decay.

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What We Give Thanks for and What We Say No Thanks To

The Biden bill, the Rittenhouse verdict and the fate of the Democratic majority.

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G.O.P. Is Energized, but ‘Trump Cancel Culture’ Poses a Threat

The former president, tightening his grip on the party as a haphazard kingmaker, threatens Republican incumbents and endorses questionable candidates.

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Republicans, Basking in Tuesday’s Victories, Diverge on What Comes Next

Looming over a gathering of Jewish conservatives in Las Vegas were questions about whether former President Donald J. Trump should remain the face of the party.

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How Youngkin Made Use of Trump in His Virginia Win

That was Glenn Youngkin’s approach. Watch other Republicans mimic it.

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Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

Democrats need a bigger, bolder campaign blueprint to save democracy that doesn’t hinge on the whims of Congress.

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Adam Schiff on Facebook, Fox News and the Trump Cult

The congressman gives an update on the Jan. 6 committee and talks about the future of Trump and the country.

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Elect Democrats in 2022, Write Miles Taylor and Christine Todd Whitman

Moderates of both parties will need to build trust and cooperate in campaigning.

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Trump May Run in 2024. So Might They. It’s Getting Awkward.

Former President Donald J. Trump’s unwillingness to cede the spotlight has cast doubt on the political futures of several Republican politicians.

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The Once and Future Threat of Trump

Should all our political choices be organized around the former president?

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New Trump Super PAC Formed in the Wake of Misconduct Accusations

After a Trump donor accused Corey Lewandowski of making unwanted sexual advances, allies of the former president formed a new super PAC.

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Jan. 6 Was Worse Than It Looked

The Electoral Count Act needs to be fixed.

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Do Democrats Have the Courage of Liz Cheney?

When one party in our two-party system goes completely rogue, it falls on the other party to protect democracy.

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We Underestimated Trump Before. It Didn’t Go Well.

The former president continues to pose a threat because our political imagination fails us. 

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The Jan. 6 Plotters Had a Mob. They Also Had the Eastman Plan.

The storming of the Capitol closed the door on one era of American politics and opened the door to another.

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Ron DeSantis Was a Slam Dunk in Florida. Until He Wasn’t.

By following a G.O.P. base strategy on pandemic issues in a state hard hit by Covid, he may have left himself vulnerable.

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Covid Isn’t Finished Messing With Politics

Or governorship for that matter. 

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Trump Wants Your Money. Again.

The former president pines for his team to mention your name.

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When Will Trump Answer the Big 2024 Question?

The field of would-be Republican candidates remains frozen while the former president decides his next moves.

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Drowning Our Future in the Past

Republicans keep dragging us backward. 

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How Jason Miller Is Trying to Get Trump Back on the Internet

And, potentially, back in the White House.

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How Strong Is Trump’s Grip on the G.O.P.?

Weaker than he wants, but strong enough to win the nomination once again.

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Michael Wolff: I’m Sure Trump Will Run for President in 2024

I’ve written three books about Donald Trump, and I spoke with him this spring. He won’t be able to resist the lure of the presidency.

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Trump’s Cult of Animosity Shows No Sign of Letting Up

As long as the former president dominates the G.O.P., “this animosity coalition will define the party.”

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Trump to Hold Rally in Florida, Across State From Building Disaster

Aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis questioned Trump associates about whether the event on Saturday night in Sarasota would proceed given the scope of the tragedy in Surfside.

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Kamala Harris Isn’t Being Helped by Joe Biden

Harris is a historic but inexperienced vice president, struggling at times, and she is not being helped by her boss, despite being his heir apparent.

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The Mike Pence Saga Tells Us More Than We Want to Know

But he is not the only politician who shows which way the wind is blowing. 

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Kamala Harris and a High-Risk, High-Reward Presidential Résumé

For the vice president, another run at the Oval Office is a near certainty. How her current responsibilities help or hurt that bid is an open question.

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