Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

Kasich Earns His Ticket

He’s the least hawkish establishment candidate left. But can he beat Jeb and Rubio again?

Sanders and Trump in Very Late Capitalism

Both campaigns are criticizing the same thing, in divergent but essentially parallel ways.

Pop Goes the Marco Bubble

The establishment was ready to rally around Rubio, but the final New Hampshire debate exposed his weaknesses.

Who Will Survive New Hampshire?

Trump still draws large crowds, but more voters should have a chance to see Christie and Kasich.

Trump Still Alive After Iowa

Like the global elite he disdains, his appeal isn’t going away.

Jeb Won’t Challenge Rubio

Bush has lost the energy to take out his protege, as well as any pretense of foreign-policy realism.

How Iowa Can Change New Hampshire

Not much is decided until the last few minutes of the game.

Can Trump Close the Deal?

His supporters may not be as reliable as more upscale voters, but their numbers are still impressive.

Donald Trump Is More Like Ike Than George W. Bush

And that’s what movement conservatives hate about the Republican frontrunner.

Cruz Insurgent, Trump Playing for Middle of the Green

Is The Donald starting to play it safe in New Hampshire?

John Kasich Rising—and Realist?

His admiration of Jim Baker suggests the Ohio governor may not be as hawkish as his rhetoric suggests.

Where Is the Foreign Policy Debate in 2016?

The Charles Koch Institute brings a much needed discussion to New Hampshire.

Donald Trump Takes No Snow Days

And neither do the 1,500 fans who attended his rally Saturday. Here’s what our correspondent saw.

First Notes from New Hampshire

An unexpectedly exciting race sees Sanders undermining Hillary, and the GOP in tumult.

Trump and the Riot of the Elites

Skeptics of Mideast immigration understandably want to guard against terrorist blowback created by U.S. intervention there.

Is Fox the Voice of Middle America?

On immigration and foreign policy, the right-of-center network can be forced to promote a more sensible approach.

Has Hillary Learned Nothing From Iraq?

Clinton’s response to ISIS is to double down on neoconservative talking points.

Who Are the Allies Against ISIS?

If the Islamic State cannot be contained, a genuine international coalition must stand up.

This Time, Fight the Real Enemy

The Islamic State is the threat to West—not Assad or Iran.

Donald Trump’s Nuclear Test

He wins by defying the GOP establishment at every turn. But will he fall into line on Iran?

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