PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / GETTY IMAGES Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. At some point last year — maybe around when my child woke up wailing at 4 a.m. for the thousandth time — I gave up wondering when I would stop being so tired. For parents ofContinue Reading

In his new book “Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America,” Washington Post national columnist Philip Bump argues that many of the fissures that the country is facing today — politically, economically, culturally — have to do with the Baby Boomers gettingContinue Reading

In order to become House speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy had to make concessions to a group of conservative Republicans called the Freedom Caucus. Now, as Congress is poised to deal with major financial issues like hitting the debt ceiling, the caucus has a ton of political sway. So, what isContinue Reading

From left, Reps. Dan Bishop, Andy Ogles, Chip Roy and Scott Perry — members of the Freedom Caucus — were among those who held up this month’s vote on the House speakership. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo At the beginning of this month, the House endured the longest contestContinue Reading