Opinion | Why Biden Will Need to Spend Big

What should Joe Biden’s economic policy be if he wins (and Democrats take the Senate, so that he can actually pass legislation)? I’m pretty sure I know what his economists think he should do, but I’m not equally sure that

The Macho Appeal of Donald Trump

Though a majority of Latino voters favor Democrats, Hispanic men are a small but enduring part of Trump’s base. Those supporters see him as forceful, unapologetic and a symbol of economic success. By Jennifer Medina PHOENIX — They packed into

A Capital Engulfed by Sadness and Rage

WASHINGTON — As 20,000 tiny flags waved in the grass around the Washington Monument to memorialize more than 200,000 Americans dead from the coronavirus, mourners lined up on Wednesday to pay respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose coffin lay

With Government Reform Package, Democrats Eye an Era After Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats unveiled a far-reaching package of government reforms on Wednesday meant to protect federal watchdogs, bulk up congressional oversight powers and impose new penalties on presidential appointees who violate an ethics law by participating in political activities

Ricin Is Said to Have Been Sent to White House

WASHINGTON — An envelope addressed to the White House contained a substance that federal investigators identified as the lethal substance ricin, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the inquiry. It is unclear when the envelope was intercepted before

Opinion | Can Mitch McConnell Be Stopped?

Two years ago at The Atlantic Festival, Senator Lindsey Graham defended the Republican decision to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the