Bob McDonnell

Why Bob McDonnell's Fall Is So Damaging to the Republican Brand
January 22, 2014

How Bob McDonnell's transformation from religious-right crusader into pro-business conservative makes his fall more damaging to Republicans.

Reasons to Be Thankful for Bob McDonnell
July 11, 2013

It's turning out that Bob McDonnell had all of us fooled.

The Battle for the GOP's Soul Is Being Waged in Virginia
If Bob McDonnell isn't a conservative, then what hope do Republicans have of rebounding?
February 28, 2013

If Bob McDonnell isn't a conservative, then what hope do Republicans have of rebounding?

Cancel the Sequester—or Virginia Gets It!
February 22, 2013

Republicans on Capitol Hill say the sequester wouldn't cost jobs. Republican governors aren't able to be so bold. Especially not the GOP governor of Virginia.

Inaugural Party Hopping: Kid, Indian-American, and Millennial Edition
January 20, 2013

Who says the well-connected have all the fun? TNR's Lydia DePillis visits some of Washington's less celebrated inaugural galas.

Terry McAuliffe Is Begging for a Primary Challenge
December 03, 2012

The former DNC Chairman lost the Virginia primary in 2009, and he could again.

What Hurricane Sandy Means for Election Day
October 29, 2012

The two ways Hurricane Sandy might help Obama seal his victory—and the one way it could put Romney ahead.

Bill Bolling, Virginia’s Mini-Mitt
July 12, 2012

The latest call for a Republican governor to reject Obamacare’s Medicaid funds has me feeling profoundly sad. And that’s because the agitator is none other than Bill Bolling, Virginia’s lieutenant governor and the state chair of Mitt Romney’s Virginia campaign. As I wrote back in April, the parallels between Bolling and Romney are almost poetic. Thanks to the ascendance of the far-right in Virginia, the moderate Bolling has found himself utterly in thrall to feverish conservatives.

The Great Republican Swing-State Dissonance Problem
June 14, 2012

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An Issue Democrats Should Be Talking About
April 30, 2012

My apologies for the lack of posts today – spent the day at a terrific policy seminar far from the madding crowd (did Obama say something about Romney and bin Laden?) Posting may also be light in the next few days as I dig into reporting a feature piece. But seeing that as I am now riding good old Amtrak, I figured that would be a good occasion to …announce a run for president!