Tod Lindberg

On Sex Scandals, Republicans and Democrats Have Switched Places
May 13, 2013

On sex scandals, Republicans and Democrats have switched places: Democrats used to forgive wayward pols, and the GOP used to banish them. No more.

Slippery Slope Arguments: Not Just for Conservatives Anymore
May 02, 2013

Are "slippery slope" arguments an example of the rhetoric of reaction? Maybe. But they're not especially conservative.

Barack Obama Revived George Bush's Popularity (But Not for the Reason You Think)
April 25, 2013

By doing things like ending the Iraq war, Obama closed the book on those topics that reminded people why they hated his predecessor.

Gun Control's Long Game
April 18, 2013

When the background-check bill went down in the Senate, Obama lost on policy. But with yet another piece of evidence against Republican obstruction, he may yet win on politics.

In Defense of Polarizing Politicians
April 12, 2013

Barack Obama's critics—and many of his supporters—assume a leader who polarizes the population has failed. Margaret Thatcher's many eulogists do not share that view. 

Field of Dreams
April 05, 2013

Hillary Clinton would not 'clear the field' for 2016.

No Agenda? No Problem.
March 27, 2013

Never mind the Beltway brahmins: For the president, not having much of a second-term agenda may be good politics.