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Paul Waldman

Columnist

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.

Trump's slow-motion massacre at the Justice Department
Purging justice.
Opinion

Trump's slow-motion massacre at the Justice Department

The GOP's secret society sham
An FBI conspiracy?
Opinion

The GOP's secret society sham

How 'values voters' made a deal with the devil
President Donald Trump at the National Cathedral in Washington.
Opinion

How 'values voters' made a deal with the devil

The DREAMers are in big trouble now
DREAMers.
Opinion

The DREAMers are in big trouble now

The GOP will survive Trump. But in what kind of shape?
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

The GOP will survive Trump. But in what kind of shape?

Deus Ex Arpaio
U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio.
Opinion

Deus Ex Arpaio

How Trump convinced America that character doesn't matter
A lack of character.
Opinion

How Trump convinced America that character doesn't matter

The silver lining of Trump's vulgar immigration remarks
A group of immigrants become naturalized as U.S. citizens.
Opinion

The silver lining of Trump's vulgar immigration remarks

Trump's sneak attack on the poor
President Donald Trump at a meeting on health care.
Opinion

Trump's sneak attack on the poor

The Republican stampede out of Congress
Rep. Darrell Issa.
Opinion

The Republican stampede out of Congress

Why Trump's attorneys are desperate to keep Mueller from interviewing him
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

Why Trump's attorneys are desperate to keep Mueller from interviewing him

Trump doesn't work very hard. Great!
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

Trump doesn't work very hard. Great!

How Bannonism got Trumped
Stephen Bannon and President Trump.
Opinion

How Bannonism got Trumped

The extraordinary weakness of President Trump
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

The extraordinary weakness of President Trump

Mitt Romney is exactly what the Republican Party needs right now
Mitt Romney.
Opinion

Mitt Romney is exactly what the Republican Party needs right now

Trump's war on Justice
War on Justice.
Opinion

Trump's war on Justice

Are Republicans having second thoughts about destroying the safety net?
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

Are Republicans having second thoughts about destroying the safety net?

Republicans' absurd revisionist history of President Trump's first year
President Trump delivers an address to Congress in January 2017.
Opinion

Republicans' absurd revisionist history of President Trump's first year

The GOP's reality problem
Divorced from reality.
Opinion

The GOP's reality problem

Republicans have just passed the worst tax bill in American history
House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Opinion

Republicans have just passed the worst tax bill in American history

Republicans are acting like Trump's guilty
President Trump.
Opinion

Republicans are acting like Trump's guilty

Everyone has figured out how susceptible Trump is to flattery — except Trump
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

Everyone has figured out how susceptible Trump is to flattery — except Trump

Everything is going according to Paul Ryan's plan
House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Opinion

Everything is going according to Paul Ryan's plan

Jeff Sessions might have destroyed the Trump presidency
Jeff Sessions.
Opinion

Jeff Sessions might have destroyed the Trump presidency

Star Wars and the unfortunate ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion
The second Death Star explosion.
Analysis

Star Wars and the unfortunate ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion

The GOP's bummer in 'Bama
Roy Moore.
Opinion

The GOP's bummer in 'Bama

What the Star Wars 'who-shot-first' controversy tells us about modern-day fandom
Han Solo.
Feature

What the Star Wars 'who-shot-first' controversy tells us about modern-day fandom

Republicans' Mueller freakout
President Trump.
Opinion

Republicans' Mueller freakout

The coming Republican assault on the safety net
Safety net.
Opinion

The coming Republican assault on the safety net

The depressing lesson of political sex scandals
Sen Al Franken.
Opinion

The depressing lesson of political sex scandals

Trump's unintentionally profound insight into American politics
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's unintentionally profound insight into American politics

Republicans' remarkable self-deception on tax cuts
Mitch McConnell, with Paul Ryan.
Opinion

Republicans' remarkable self-deception on tax cuts

Why Flynn ultimately betrayed Trump
Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump.
Opinion

Why Flynn ultimately betrayed Trump

How Republicans are ambushing America with their tax bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Opinion

How Republicans are ambushing America with their tax bill

Trump has completely lost his mind
President Donald Trump.
Opinion

Trump has completely lost his mind

Can we just say it already? Donald Trump is a racist.
Donald Trump meets with Native Americans who served in World War II.
Opinion

Can we just say it already? Donald Trump is a racist.