Dennis Baxley

Ties That Bind
May 18, 2012

On April 19, Republican Senator Marco Rubio appeared at a policy breakfast in Washington. The ostensible topic was his proposal for a Republican alternative to the DREAM Act, but it wasn’t long before the conversation drifted to vice presidential talk. Since the start of the Republican primary, Rubio has been named at the top of nearly every short list of likely running mates—and for good reason. He is young, charismatic, and popular with both the Tea Party and the GOP establishment. He has a reputation for being serious about policy.

The Asymmetry Of Electoral Conspiracy Theories
June 06, 2011

Political journalists are committed, for the purpose of maintaining objectivity, to the practice of assuming Republicans and Democrats behave as mirror images of each other. The problem is that this assumption has grown less and less true, which leaves journalists less and less able to describe reality in an accurate way. Take, for instance, Politico's story about attempts to change election law leading up to the 2012 elections.