Bill Clinton

Why the GOP Needs—But Won’t Get—Its Own Bill Clinton
November 07, 2012

Will last night's defeat drive Republican's to create a centrist organization like the DLC?

Impressions from a Morning in Ohio
November 06, 2012

TOLEDO, Ohio—Two polling places and about two dozen voters. That’s not even close to a scientific sample, even if the sample is from Ohio. If you're reading in order to divine how the rest of the nation will vote, please stop. You won't find it here. But staking out interesting precincts has become an election year tradition for me, because conversations with actual voters inevitably yields some insights about how they are thinking—and, more specifically, how they process the information and arguments so familiar to those of us in the business of politics.

Eight More Years! The Case for Removing Term Limits
November 05, 2012

How the 22nd Amendment is hurting the country.

The Morning After: What a Narrow Win Would Mean For Obama’s Second Term
November 01, 2012

If President Obama is reelected, his second term will be shaped by the terms of that victory.

In Arkansas, Dixie’s Last Democratic Legislature Faces a Red Tide
October 29, 2012

Only one Southern state has maintained a legislature fully controlled by the once-dominant Democrats. That may change in November.

Did Obama Choose The Right Message?
October 25, 2012

The second-guessing has already begun over whether Barack Obama chose the right message to take on Mitt Romney. Is there anything to it?

Mitt Romney, Passionate Lover
October 24, 2012

From Big Bird to teachers: All the many, many things Romney says he loves.

A Brief History Of “Trickle-Down Government”
October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney keeps talking about "trickle-down government." What does that mean?

Military grumblers vs. Clinton
October 12, 2012

The star debate moderator Martha Raddatz wrote for TNR in 1998 on the occasion of Clinton's impeachment. Here's her article:

Television Anchors’ Reign of Tyranny Over Presidential Debates Must End!
October 11, 2012

Jim Lehrer is a terrible debate moderator, but he's not the only one.

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