The GOP's Midterm Strategy Is a Lot Like "Seinfeld"
October 03, 2014
It's a campaign about nothing—but way less funny.
They basically disregarded Thursday's strong jobs report in its entirety.
There's a startling lack of self-awareness in the GOP's growth plan.
Has Benghazi Opportunism Run Its Course?
October 21, 2012
Will Romney keep trying to score points off of the Benghazi attack at the final debate, or has the Libya card played itself out?
Why Romney’s Convention Won’t Help Him Win Ohio
August 31, 2012
It's very hard to see how Romney wins without Ohio, where Obama just scored a big voting rights win. Did this week's convention help Mitt with that?
Mitt Romney's Astoundingly Cynical Medicare Strategy
August 12, 2012
Romney and Ryan defend themselves by attacking Obamacare's Medicare cuts. Just one problem: Romney and Ryan endorsed those cuts, too.
America: ‘Watering Down’ Voting Rights Since 1776
August 07, 2012
You may have heard rumblings about a fight going on in Ohio over the elimination of early voting on the weekend prior to Election Day. Here are the basics: after the 2004 election, when urban precincts experienced very long lines that surely kept many from voting, the state allowed for several weeks of in-person early voting. After Republicans took control of state government in 2010, they eliminated early voting on the weekend just prior to the election, when 93,000 people voted in 2008. But they left it in place for members of the military.
From Hope to Hardball
April 20, 2012
Though it was obvious to almost no one at the time, Thursday, April 5, may have certified a momentous change in contemporary politics. It was that day when Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus was quoted saying that the Republican “war on women,” a favorite liberal talking point, was a creation of Democrats and the media—no more reality-based than a Republican “war on caterpillars.” It probably wasn’t the most outlandish comment a GOP operative uttered that hour.
Democrats Paint Lipstick On A Caterpillar
April 05, 2012
There are few things more depressing in covering politics than the explosions of false umbrage that seem to flare up with increasing frequency. The best, or rather worst, one of the 2008 campaign had to be the McCain campaign's fainting spell when Barack Obama called Sarah Palin a pig. You don't remember that? Well, he didn't call her a pig, exactly. Here's Politico's report at the time, with the ensuing, absurd back and forth: Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA: Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered.