Megan McArdle



Jul 26, 2016
"If Trump wins (or comes close)," writes my friend Tim Lee, "liberals are going to need a better answer than writing half the electorate off as racist."As the Democratic National Convention lurches off to a chaotic start, let me offer one answer: Hillary Clinton is a...


Jul 22, 2016
What did the delegates at the Republican National Convention like? Mostly, they liked disliking things. And being afraid of things. And especially, Donald Trump, who is afraid of so many things, and dislikes them all.


Jul 21, 2016
For reporters, this has been the most exciting convention to cover in decades. For the rest of America, it's been a pretty sorry spectacle. Worse still, almost all of its errors have been unforced, the rookie mistakes of a campaign that is inexperienced and understaffed.


Jul 20, 2016
Tuesday was supposed to be "Make America Work Again" day at the convention. This had led journalists to expect that there would be some discussion, by the speakers, of, you know, work. The economy. Stuff Americans might want to know about how Donald Trump's policy plans...


Jul 19, 2016
"I wouldn't call it hostile. It was spirited and intense." That was Republican strategist Dan Senor on Bloomberg television, describing the face off between Trump supporters and the anti-Trump insurgents who were trying to force a roll-call vote on the party's convention...


Jul 15, 2016
There is something anticlimactic about the news that Bernie Sanders has finally endorsed Hillary Clinton, like finding out that some young Hollywood couple has tremulously announced their mindful separation. We expected nothing else, so it is tempting to respond "What on...


Jul 9, 2016
If it's the summer of an election year, it must be time for campaign promises. Republicans will promise absurd tax cuts. Democrats will promise to, as PJ O'Rourke once wrote, "make you richer, smarter, taller and get the chickweed out of your lawn," with expensive programs...


Jul 6, 2016
FBI Director James Comey held a press conference this morning to announce the results of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server. Sorry -- make that servers, for one of the revelations of today's announcement was that there was actually more than one...

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