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Posts in category “Election”

Hillary the Hawk: Who Will Challenge Her?

In her much-parsed interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, Hillary Clinton reveals that she believes nothing …

Posted August 13th, 2014

Development of Non-Toxic 2016 GOP Agenda Continues Apace

The release of Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty “discussion draft” last week marks …

Posted July 30th, 2014

Republicans Wreck the Vote

This week, seven college students and voting-rights advocates are challenging a North …

Posted July 10th, 2014

Stop the Impeachment Talk

The GOP would only help Harry Reid by trying to remove Obama.

Posted July 7th, 2014

The Lie of Richard Nixon’s Racism

“For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

David Brat’s Half-Cocked Theological-Economic Fusionism

Michael Tanner recently—but before the shocker primary in suburban Richmond—lamented that the …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Is Also Netanyahu’s

Of course it isn’t yet clear what Eric Cantor’s stunning and decisive …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Eric Cantor Rides Tea Party Tiger, Is Devoured

If you look at the arc of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s …

Posted June 11th, 2014

Chris Christie Isn’t Dead Yet

Chris Christie’s perpetual “town hall meeting” tour across New Jersey subjects the …

Posted May 20th, 2014

Walter Jones Repels a War Party Attack

The GOP Beltway establishment is celebrating the victory of Thom Tillis, Speaker …

Posted May 9th, 2014

GOP Establishment Bats .500 in North Carolina

North Carolina was in the cross-hairs of public attention last night for …

Posted May 7th, 2014

Walter Jones and the Bush Tax Cuts

One bit of pushback I’ve encountered in response to today’s column about …

Posted May 5th, 2014

Rand Paul Taps a New Constituency

Philip Weiss discusses an interesting Hardball clip here, where bestselling mainstream political author …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

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