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Paul Waldman

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Paul Waldman is a senior writer with The American Prospect magazine and a blogger for The Washington Post. His writing has appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines, and web sites, and he is the author or co-author of four books on media and politics.

Rubio's recurring Trump nightmare
Marco Rubio and President Trump.
Opinion

Rubio's recurring Trump nightmare

America's made-up culture of guns
A family with guns.
Opinion

America's made-up culture of guns

Republicans' Census plot
Corrupting the Census.
Opinion

Republicans' Census plot

Has gun reform reached a tipping point?
The March For Our Lives in Houston.
Opinion

Has gun reform reached a tipping point?

The retrograde fantasies of a Trump-Biden rumble
Joe Biden and President Trump.
Opinion

The retrograde fantasies of a Trump-Biden rumble

Trump is finally getting a taste of accountability. And it's driving him nuts.
President Trump, Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal, and Robert Mueller.
Opinion

Trump is finally getting a taste of accountability. And it's driving him nuts.

Can anyone stop Trump from firing Mueller?
Robert Mueller and President Trump.
Opinion

Can anyone stop Trump from firing Mueller?

Why Trump can't get over his wall
President Trump.
Opinion

Why Trump can't get over his wall

Nancy Pelosi doesn't care if you hate her
Nancy Pelosi.
Opinion

Nancy Pelosi doesn't care if you hate her

'You're looking handsome, Larry': How the reality TV president found the perfect idiot to be his chief economic adviser
Larry Kudlow.
Opinion

'You're looking handsome, Larry': How the reality TV president found the perfect idiot to be his chief economic adviser

How Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee bungled another coverup
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
Opinion

How Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee bungled another coverup

It's not the economy, stupid
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

It's not the economy, stupid

The Pennsylvania special election is pure madness
Campaign signs.
Analysis

The Pennsylvania special election is pure madness

All the crazy things Trump wants you to believe about the Stormy Daniels scandal
President Trump and Stormy Daniels.
Opinion

All the crazy things Trump wants you to believe about the Stormy Daniels scandal

Donald Trump is the Prop 187 president
An opponent of Proposition 187.
Opinion

Donald Trump is the Prop 187 president

The Republican Congress is officially giving up
Paul Ryan and House Republicans.
Opinion

The Republican Congress is officially giving up

How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love the left
Bernie Sanders supporters.
Opinion

How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love the left

Trump's transubstantiation of falsehood into truth
President Donald Trump and Hope Hicks.
Opinion

Trump's transubstantiation of falsehood into truth

Something stinks about the NRA's Russia story
President Trump and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.
Opinion

Something stinks about the NRA's Russia story

The president's Trumpinator fantasy
The Trumpinator.
Opinion

The president's Trumpinator fantasy

President Trump says he wants to do something about guns. Don't believe him for a second.
President Donald Trump listens to survivors of school shootings.
Opinion

President Trump says he wants to do something about guns. Don't believe him for a second.

The myth of the invincible NRA
NRA pins.
Opinion

The myth of the invincible NRA

Why the answer to America's gun problem lies due north
Recreational shooting in Canada.
Opinion

Why the answer to America's gun problem lies due north

Why Trump feasts on scandal
President Trump
Opinion

Why Trump feasts on scandal

There's nothing futile about the gun debate
Gun control.
Opinion

There's nothing futile about the gun debate

The perfect Stormy
Stormy Daniels is ready to talk.
Opinion

The perfect Stormy

The Russians are coming
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

The Russians are coming

Trump's budget reveals the GOP's priorities in all their hideous glory
Capitol Hill.
Opinion

Trump's budget reveals the GOP's priorities in all their hideous glory

Trump doesn't get the 'best people.' He gets the worst. Here's why.
John Kelly and Rob Porter.
Opinion

Trump doesn't get the 'best people.' He gets the worst. Here's why.

Joe Biden wants to run for president again? Go right ahead, loser.
Joe Biden.
Opinion

Joe Biden wants to run for president again? Go right ahead, loser.

Can Trump really refuse to answer Mueller's questions?
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

Can Trump really refuse to answer Mueller's questions?

Republicans tried to discredit the Russia investigation. Instead they discredited themselves.
Rep. Devin Nunes faces the press.
Opinion

Republicans tried to discredit the Russia investigation. Instead they discredited themselves.

Can Trump's battalion of buffoons really defeat the FBI?
Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. Peter King, and Rep. Ron DeSantis.
Opinion

Can Trump's battalion of buffoons really defeat the FBI?

The media is about to give Devin Nunes exactly what he wants
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes.
Opinion

The media is about to give Devin Nunes exactly what he wants

The extraordinary nihilism of Republican attacks on the Russia investigation
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes.
Opinion

The extraordinary nihilism of Republican attacks on the Russia investigation

Republicans go full Illuminati
An FBI conspiracy?
Opinion

Republicans go full Illuminati