State of the Union

Posts in category “Election”

Catching On to the Pyrrhic Victory of a GOP Senate

And here you thought I was being all #slatepitch-y: In February, I …

Posted April 9th, 2014

For GOP, Congress Is a Pair of Cement Shoes

When I said, in December, that we were “probably at peak Republican,” …

Posted March 17th, 2014

CPAC: The Consequences of Experimenting on the Electorate

Which of these text messages do you think would be more likely …

Posted March 7th, 2014

Republicans Try to Bridge the Big Data Gap

At hackathons and in the cubicle-less offices of Silicon Valley firms, Republican …

Posted February 17th, 2014

Scott Walker Hints at Bush Sequel With Misguided Tax Cuts

Gov. Scott Walker has fashioned a reputation as a fiscal steward and …

Posted February 17th, 2014

Why Obama Shouldn’t Fear a GOP Senate, Ctd.

I was pleased to see Howard Kurtz respond to my post on …

Posted February 13th, 2014

Eric Cantor Picks the Right 40 Yard Lines

The GOP is finally revamping its agenda to look out for workers, not just their bosses.

Posted February 10th, 2014

Why Obama Shouldn’t Fear a GOP Senate Takeover

Conventional wisdom says the Obama administration is effectively toast if Republicans capture …

Posted February 7th, 2014

An Opening to Challenge Hillary

Andrew Sullivan here sums up the monumental sense of inevitability surrounding Hillary Clinton’s capture …

Posted January 31st, 2014

How the GOP Sold Out Middle America for Corporate America

Republicans betrayed their voters to the boardrooms of their donors.

Posted January 31st, 2014

Obama’s SOTU 2014: ‘Opportunity’ Still Knocking

This president is the keeper of a shriveling post-WWII economic consensus.

Posted January 29th, 2014

3 Political Stories to Follow in 2014

With the new year finally upon us, it is time to see …

Posted January 1st, 2014

We’re Probably at Peak Republican

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin made a …

Posted December 17th, 2013

No Left Turn in New York City

Bill de Blasio is mayor-elect of New York. According to many of …

Posted November 7th, 2013

On Chris Christie and Bullying the Right People

All signs point to Gov. Chris Christie cruising to reelection in New …

Posted November 5th, 2013

Can This Divided Government Agree to Do No More Harm?

I’m now old enough to remember two federal government shutdowns. Both turned …

Posted October 16th, 2013

Libertarian Populism and a Woman’s Appeal

In the chattering-class crosstalk of the past month or so, “libertarian populism” …

Posted August 9th, 2013