Jay Cost

Staff Writer
A rising ugliness in politics

The Disloyal Opposition

We need a better form of partisanship.

Dec 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13 • By JAY COST



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She Botched It

What we’ve learned about Hillary Clinton’s performance at the State Department

Nov 9, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 09


Fix the Filibuster

But don’t destroy it

Nov 2, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 08

Shut GOP

What the Hell Is Going On?

The fraying of the national political consensus.

Oct 12, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 05

Joe Biden Hillary Clinton Box

Can Biden Defeat Her?

The party hasn’t decided yet.

Oct 5, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 04

Republican CNN Debate

Desperately Seeking Consensus

Where is the Republicans’ Goldilocks?

Sep 28, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 03

Donald Trump Iran Rally

The Art of the Donald

Why has Trump risen so far, so fast?

Sep 21, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 02

The most important redhead who ever lived.

Good News: The Democrats Ditch Jefferson

He Never Belonged To Them Anyway!

10:15 AM, Aug 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton Email

The Annals of Corruption

Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy ranks way up there.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Nope—not gonna happen.

Why They Like Him

The Republicans’ principal-agent problem.

Aug 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45

President Obama Photo

They Really, Really Don’t Like Him

Our unpopular president.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Bernie Sanders

Hillary’s Headache

Bernie Sanders can cause her a lot of pain.

Jul 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 42

Gary Locke

Running on Empty

So much for ecstatic modes of living.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41

From the IS video: Essid, right, and stepson Rayan

Party On

There are far worse things than partisanship.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40


Leave Hamilton Alone!

And take Jackson off the $20.

2:35 PM, Jun 18, 2015

Needed: more like her

Fighting for the Black Vote

Hillary Clinton is a demagogue, but the GOP is AWOL.

Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39


Every Man a Political Donor

A revolutionary campaign finance idea.

Jun 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38


The Presidential Skill Set

What you want in a leader won’t show up on the résumé.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37

Yes, it’s unwieldy: 10 GOP candidates on one stage,  at the Reagan Library, May

Ten Is Too Few

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36

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Jay Cost is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard and the author of Spoiled Rotten, a critical history of the Democratic party, forthcoming from Broadside Books.

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