midterms 2018

Extremism, the Mainstream, and the Primary Results in Texas

Benjamin Wallace-Wells writes about the results of the primary elections held in Texas this week.

Stacey Abrams, the Candidate for Georgia Governor Who Could Make History

Charles Bethea interviews Stacey Abrams, the Georgia house minority leader who is running for governor.

America Continues to Ignore the Risks of Election Hacking

Sue Halpern writes about the risks that hacking and faulty equipment pose to U.S. elections in advance of the 2018 midterm elections.

2018 Midterm Elections: The Women Running for Office During the Trump Era

This year’s wave of women candidates has some striking features besides its sheer size.

The G.O.P. Is Bowing and Scraping Its Way to Disaster

John Cassidy writes that a fear of courting the wrath of Republican voters in their respective districts may lead many G.O.P. officeholders to continue placating the President.

Will the Midterm Elections Produce a Women’s Wave?

Margaret Talbot joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the surge in women running for office in 2018, and how the sexual scandals surrounding Donald Trump could affect the elections in November.

Stacey Abrams Runs to Make History in Georgia

Jeffrey Toobin speaks with Stacey Abrams, a candidate for governor of Georgia. If successful, she would be the first black woman to lead a state.

The Hazard of Don Blankenship’s Senate Campaign in West Virginia

Carolyn Kormann reports from West Virginia on Don Blankenship’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. Blankenship, a Republican, is the former C.E.O. of Massey Energy, and was sentenced to a year in prison

Outsiders, Revolutions, and the Same Old Faces in Tuesday’s Big Primaries

Benjamin Wallace-Wells on Tuesday’s primaries in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina, and what the results say about the political landscape in 2018.

A Warning Against Democratic Complacency from This Week’s Primaries and Opinion Polls

John Cassidy on what the latest primaries and polls say about the 2018 midterm elections.

The Hard-Left Candidate Taking On the Democratic Establishment in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Eliza Griswold writes about a midterm election in southwestern Pennsylvania between Summer Lee and Paul Costa, a tiny race that represents the larger, existential struggle within the Democratic Party.

In the Suburban-Philadelphia Primaries, the Democratic Establishment Embraces Progressivism

Benjamin Wallace-Wells writes about the results in the Pennsylvania congressional primaries, and what it might mean for the midterm elections in November.

The Challengers: Could the Democrats Take Texas?

Lawrence Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the bare-knuckle politics of Texas, and what to expect in the 2018 midterms.

Can New Jersey Democrats Flip Districts Down the Shore?

Betsy Morais writes about Democratic candidates in New Jersey’s upcoming primary election, who are hoping to flip Republican districts that have soured on Donald Trump.

A Tight, Chaotic Primary Race in California’s Forty-Ninth District

Nathan Heller writes on the 2018 primary race for the Forty-Ninth Congressional District, where Democrats believe they have a crack at winning a seat.

Dianne Feinstein and the Revived Future of the Democratic Party’s Past

Benjamin Wallace-Wells writes about Dianne Feinstein’s victory in the California primaries on Tuesday, and what it reflects about trends in the Democratic Party and under the Trump Administration.

A Strong Economy Presents Democrats with a Challenge in the Midterms

John Cassidy writes that Democrats have performed well in elections this year, but, with November approaching, Republicans are taking comfort in a number of factors, including the economy.

Katie Hill Is a New Kind of California Democrat. Can She Help Flip the House?

Dana Goodyear writes about Katie Hill, a first-time Democratic candidate who is looking to flip a Republican-held seat in California’s Twenty-fifth District in November.

The Koch Brothers Say No to Tariffs

Jane Mayer talks to David Remnick about Charles and David Koch, the wealthy conservative political donors who are said to run a political machine bigger than the Republican Party, and who don’t like

The Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Decision Could Have Been Much Worse

Jeffrey Toobin writes about the Supreme Court case Gill v. Whitford, which dealt with gerrymandering, and the role of Justice Anthony Kennedy in the decision.