Philip Bump

04/02/2016 - 3:00pm

    Donald Trump did not at any point actually think that he was in physical danger when Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields approached him after a victory speech in Florida earlier this month. Fields, carrying a phone in one hand to record Trump and a pen in the other to write down how he answered her questions, looked...

03/24/2016 - 9:00pm

    I don't have hard numbers, but I would estimate that greater than 90 percent of dogs in the United States don't have jobs. There are "working dogs" -- seeing-eye dogs and so on -- but like the Dalmatian on the fire engine, that's more a function...

03/10/2016 - 7:00am

    The crisis in Flint, Mich. -- site of Sunday night's Democratic debate -- was a crisis centered on the tragic combination of corrosive river water and outdated lead pipes in the city. When Hillary Clinton called for the debate in Flint -- to which Bernie Sanders...

01/18/2016 - 6:00pm

    I am a New Yorker in both of the senses of the descriptor. I was born in Rochester, on Lake Ontario in Western New York -- a Snow Belt city second only to Buffalo. (When I lived in California, I used to actually miss the stuff.) I now live in New York City as I have...

06/04/2015 - 5:41pm

    Unless you stayed in a hotel last night, you may have missed Michael Wolff's column in USA Today suggesting that only one candidate has the profile and pedigree to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. That candidate? Former New York City...

08/07/2014 - 3:24pm

    "It's all a scam started by the Democrats at the White House," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, insisted Tuesday when asked about impeaching President Barack Obama. "Why? Because they are trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year's election."

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