Jay Cost

Staff Writer
Donald Trump

Nothing But Disappointment: Trump, Immigration, and the GOP

2:56 PM, Aug 17, 2015 • By JAY COST



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

Franklin Raines: ‘We manage our political risk with the same intensity that we m

Mortgage Madness

Blame for the 2008 financial collapse is, and should be, widespread.

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


Ex-Im and Beyond

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34

Obama Chesh 5

Obama Hasn't Had It Tough

At least not compared to other American politicians.

10:04 AM, Apr 28, 2015

Could the hypocrites on the left have a point?

So, What About Money in Politics?

While Democrats decry Citizens United, Republicans twiddle their thumbs.

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Gary Locke

The Selling of Hillary, 2016

Big government favors the powerful— and vice versa.

Apr 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

elwood h. smith

The Fix Is In

Unreformable Medicare.

Apr 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

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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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