Michelle Cottle Editorial Writer
  • Washington, D.c.
  • The New York Times

Michelle Cottle is a member of The New York Times editorial board, focusing on U.S. politics.

65 Articles
4 days ago
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Brian Kemp’s Interesting Strategy: Stand Up to Trump, Stump for Walker

Brian Kemp is having a moment.

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21 days ago
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Nancy Pelosi, Badass

She elbowed her way to the top of the congressional boys’ club, then distinguished herself as the most effective Hous...

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24 days ago
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Even Melania Must Know Trump Blew It

Of all the places Donald Trump proved toxic, Pennsylvania may be where he did the most impressive damage.

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about 1 month ago
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The John Fetterman-Mehmet Oz Debate: The Midterms in Miniature

This may be the Pennsylvania candidates’ last big chance for a breakout performance — or a catastrophic belly flop.

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about 2 months ago
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Democrats Should Be Freaking Out a Little About South Texas

In this deep-blue area of a red state, the Republican Party is focusing on local races in a quest to transform the po...

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2 months ago
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The Eagerness of Ginni Thomas

How has someone with such contempt for democracy, not to mention a shaky grip on reality, run amok for so long at top...

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3 months ago
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Inside the Completely Legal G.O.P. Plot to Destroy American Democracy

Imagine a legal January 6. It’s bureaucratic, boring, invisible, and it might actually succeed.

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3 months ago
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Enter the Candidate Wives

The Republican Party is under particular pressure to slap a friendly face on its nominees, with a special focus on wo...

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3 months ago
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Abortion and Trump Are Giving Democrats a Shot

This may be the year when politics gets flipped on its head.

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3 months ago
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Donald Trump’s Death Grip Has Upended the G.O.P. Senate Map

Republicans seem to feel less feisty than when they were cruising into the summer.

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4 months ago
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Donald Trump’s Dangerous Gambit

In his latest con, the former president dons his trusty cloak of victimhood to gin up anti-government anxiety.

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4 months ago
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How Is Senator Ron Johnson Still Competitive?

He has a way of winning Wisconsin Senate races in spite of his weird behavior. Democrats see ousting him this fall as...

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