The GOP is history. What about the country?

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, October 13, 2016 Politics is an enduring feature of human life, but political parties are mortal. This week we watched the beginning of the end of one of the United States’ great, illustrious parties. The Republican Party, as we knew it, is dying. The death of a party is not so … Continue reading

The obvious Trump running mate? Bernie Sanders, of course

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, June 30, 2016 Republican leaders such as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan have explained that their core rationale in supporting Donald Trump is that only he can ensure the success of conservative, free-market ideas. The alternative, Ryan notes, is Hillary Clinton, who would simply continue Barack Obama’s policies. One wonders how … Continue reading

The Republican surrender

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, March 17, 2016 The Republican surrender has begun. Having described Donald Trump as an unacceptable, unconservative, dangerous demagogue, the party establishment appears to be making its peace with the man who keeps winning primaries. The Wall Street Journal editorial page argued vociferously against Trump for months, pointing out that he is … Continue reading

The Ryan Budget: A Test of Character for Obama

By Fareed Zakaria It was fateful that Paul Ryan released his budget plan the same week Barack Obama launched his re-election campaign — because we will now see what matters most to Obama. The President has talked passionately and consistently about the need to tackle the country’s problems, act like grownups, do the hard things … Continue reading