Stories by Simon Maloy

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Posted on: Jul 26, 2016, Source: Salon

Elizabeth Warren's DNC speech made a crucial point about Trumpism's racial hatred: nobody benefits except the rich.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2016, Source: Salon

Yes, the Virginia Senator was seen as the safe pick, but he represents a big bet on one issue: competence.

Posted on: May 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Somehow we're at the point where one candidate obliquely implicating a rival in a murder conspiracy is no big deal.

Posted on: May 6, 2016, Source: Salon

Donald Trump is making some rapid, careful policy shifts and trusting that his core group of supporters won't care.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2016, Source: Salon

Can a broadly reviled candidate like Donald Trump win Maryland, Delaware, and Connecticut? Hah... no.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Republicans argue that Barack Obama is a uniquely disastrous president, but his approval rating is on the rise.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2016, Source: Salon

Lindsey Graham and his establishment pals are gritting their teeth and backing the only viable non-Trump option.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: Salon

Clinton is doing what pretty much every Republican in the country failed to do — she’s taking Trump seriously.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016, Source: Salon

Did the Pope question Trump's faith? Or did he slam every wall-building Republican?

Posted on: Jan 30, 2016, Source: Salon

Repealing Obamacare would leave lots of people uninsured, and Cruz would help them with free-market pixie dust.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016, Source: Salon

On Iran and healthcare Clinton hits Sanders as unrealistic and callow — strange way to win a Democratic primary.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2015, Source: Salon

Republicans have two paths to overcoming their 2016 demographic troubles: Naked resentment or outright deception.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2015, Source: Salon

There's no need to dance around the fact that Carly Fiorina lies about stuff.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2015, Source: Salon

The GOP debate was about whipping up public anxiety over terrorists, who are apparently seconds from murdering you.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2015, Source: Salon

Republicans spent months pushing for maximum deportations, now they can't grasp why their party loves Donald Trump.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2015, Source: Salon

Republicans and conservatives happily encouraged the ugly forces that buoy Donald Trump, but they won't admit it.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2015, Source: Salon

Which 2016 GOP candidates are lining up behind a Kentucky clerk's illegal and discriminatory behavior?

Posted on: Nov 28, 2014, Source: Salon

GOP couldn't sell Obama on vague promises of immigration action -- maybe they can convince conservatives!

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: Salon

The politics of Obamacare have transformed.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: Salon

Having figured out voters are compassionate, the right makes odd plan to act on it.