Post Archive

December 2015

File photo: The U.S. Capitol at night. Image by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

Looking back at an eventful year in American politics.

The Capitol will be adorned with stars and stripes come Inauguration Day. (Photo by Scott Andrews-Pool/Getty Images)
(L-R) Leslie Odom; Jr., Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson attend "Hamilton" Broadway Opening Night at Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Hamilton tops the list in a strong year for political drama in the arts.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign manager Jeff Weaver talks to reporters outside the campaign's headquarters December 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Sanders campaign was disciplined by the Democratic National Committee after a software error enabled at least one of his staff members to review Hillary Clinton's private campaign data. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Steve Deace appearing on MSNBC. Video still:

A new breed of conservative media is having a far larger influence on the GOP than most think.

What do Trumpmania and trigger warnings have in common? A lot
Senator Harry S. Truman and others at a meeting of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (the Truman Committee), held in the Senate Caucus room in 1943. In the foreground from left to right: Senator James M. Mead, associate counsel Charles P. Clark, Senator Harry S. Truman, Senator Ralph Owen Brewster, Senator Joseph H. Ball, and Senator Gerald P. Nye

In the early 1940s, a little known senator named Harry Truman led a bi-partisan congressional committee that took on the war industry.

Our long presidential campaign season is turning into a long nightmare

We think our electioneering system is just as untouchable and sacred as the separation of powers. It isn’t.

Obama’s terrorism speech lacked clarity, conflated too many issues
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Candidates spoke and took questions from Jewish leaders and activists as they continued to seek for Republican presidential nomination. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Presidential hopefuls woo potential donors at Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2016 Presidential Candidate Forum.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally December 2, 2015 in Manassas, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Presidential candidates Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (L-R), Rick Santorum, George Pataki and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) take the stage for the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorado's Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Candidates have more to gain than the presidency.