Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York Magazine.

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Elizabeth Warren, looking more and more viable. (Photo: Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 09, 2019
Surging in Polls, Elizabeth Warren Now Has a Path to the Nomination
In this phase of the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, there are a number of interesting story lines for political observers: the huge candidate field that keeps resisting its “winnowing,” the apparent indestructibility of front-runner Joe Biden, the constant fears about electability and Trump’...
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Trump Investigations Are Far From Over
Politics, punditry and human nature being as they are, the late-Friday news that special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s final report has been transmitted to the Attorney General (and will be described in summary form to Congress very soon) has spurred a frenzy of speculation, and the first of many...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
GOP Prepares to Make Case That Poor People Must Sacrifice So Rich Can Get Tax Cuts
After a considerable period of time in which other aspects of the Republican agenda held center stage, we are beginning to see some renewed attention to lurid plans to hammer federal spending programs that disproportionately benefit the poor. Politico raised the alarm over the weekend: President...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton Won the First Debate. What If That Doesn’t Move the Polls?
So, after immense anticipation and much back-and-forth argument over the standards for judging the candidates’ performance, the winner of the first presidential debate of the general election was not — well, debatable. Hillary Clinton exceeded the very high bar the news media set for her and won on...
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