Daniel McCarthy

Posts in category “Elections”

Can Liberals Understand Politics Anymore?

I’m baffled by liberals who don’t actually support Obamacare themselves—they want single-payer—but …

Posted November 21st, 2013

Virginia’s Election Was a GOP Rout—and Here Are Its Lessons

Ideological activists have had the upper hand—and overplayed it.

Posted November 8th, 2013

Who Will Be the GOP’s 2016 Name-Brand Nominee?

The ignominious end of the shutdown/debt-ceiling standoff has some pundits wondering whether …

Posted October 18th, 2013

Race or War—Which Caused the ’60s Realignment?

Segregation wasn’t the only thing that made the South go Republican.

Posted April 18th, 2013

The Mark Sanford Saga Gets Weirder

If you’ve read Michael Brendan Dougherty’s profile of Mark Sanford—or, for that …

Posted April 17th, 2013

Why Republicans Should Embrace Change

Nate Cohn lays out the dismal future for the Republican Party if …

Posted April 12th, 2013

W’s ‘Least Favorite Republican’ Runs for Texas Governor

That statue is Sam Houston—no Republican, or Democrat, he—but my title refers …

Posted April 3rd, 2013

Rand Paul’s Anti-Drone Stand Makes Him a 2016 Contender

He’s now in second place among Republican 2016 prospects, according to a …

Posted April 3rd, 2013

What Benghazi Tells Us About the GOP Brand

Robert Merry sees brighter prospects for the GOP in the near future …

Posted April 1st, 2013

How the Iraq War Realigned American Politics

Ross Douthat builds on my “GOP’s Vietnam” article and comes in for …

Posted March 24th, 2013

How a Good Political Brand Goes Bad

I was on NPR’s To the Point the other day talking about …

Posted March 14th, 2013