Author Archives: Michael Brendan Dougherty

The Tea Party and Republican Elite Role Reversal

Luckily, RealClearPolitics has republished a portion of Ben Domenech’s very interesting observations …

Don’t Expect a Romney Loss to Change the GOP

The polls continue to look ominous for Mitt Romney. Although a good …

Thomas Friedman Fails to Discover Existence of Other Nations

There is something really funny about Thomas Friedman’s latest column. He begins …

Lies, Credulity, and Obama

My weekend reading seemed to have a theme running through it. If …

The Arab Spring Flowers

Yesterday our Embassy in Egypt was stormed by protesters. And in Libya …

Surprise! It Is Easy to Crowdsource When You’re Famous

Kickstarter was one of those web-projects that was supposed to herald a …

An Election About Not Much

Can we just get to the deliciously nasty Clinton/Cuomo primary of 2016? …

Debbie Wasserman Shultz and the Baltimore Orioles

I had assured Dan McCarthy that I would blog about the Democratic …

We Need Realists and Idealists, But for Now We Have the Pauls

Tonight the GOP convention will broadcast a video tribute to Ron Paul, …

LePage Against the Machine

Meet the governor boycotting the RNC over its treatment of Ron Paul’s delegates.

Declining Christie

Two events are dominating the news, tropical storm Isaac and the GOP …

Todd Akin Is an Obstacle to Pro-Life Political Goals

For now Todd Akin is sticking it out in his quest to …

Can Republicans Break Up the Banks?

Simon Johnson who spent some time at the IMF and is now …

Realignment and Rockefeller Republicans

Last night, former Congressman Chris Shays was defeated by Linda McMahon in …

Wisconsin For The Win

For Romney, one advantage of the Paul Ryan VP pick is that …

The Correct V.P. Choice For Mitt Romney

It has been a slow news week in the campaign. And so …

The Mechanics of a Dumb Campaign

I look back longingly on the verbal calamities of four years ago. …

My Old Town Isn’t Mine Anymore

I have something of the conservative temperament. I prefer the familiar to …

Punishing by Pretending

…that Paterno isn’t the winningest coach in NCAA history

Obama’s Right Wing

Meet the Burkeans who voted for the president (and might do it again)

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