Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

Articles by Matt

Publicly opposing Donald Trump left one conservative commentator and his family facing an endless barrage of online abuse from the so-called "alt-right," the anti-establishment conservative movement known for its close ties to white nationalism and for its internet-savvy adherents' coordinated attacks on political and media figures.

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While Donald Trump’s at times bitter performance at Thursday night’s Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner has been the subject of much Friday morning quarterbacking from the political commentariat, one joke seemed to hit much harder than the rest with the crowd at the event, which raises money for Catholic charities.

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Donald Trump’s crash-and-burn performance at Wednesday’s presidential debate is just the latest in a long line of fundamental misjudgments that have left conservative mega-donors, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson chief among them, feeling burned by their fellow self-described billionaire.

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