The Map and Midterm Blues Hurt Democrats. So Did Obama.
November 05, 2014
Geography and midterm turnout levels hurt—a lot. But they're not the whole story.
The Real Travesty of Virginia's Medicaid Fight
June 09, 2014
Forget the shady deal-making—it's the low-income people who desperately need health care and won't get it.
Obamacare Is Slashing Those Crazy COBRA Premiums
May 29, 2014
Conservatives say the law crushes liberty. They should talk to people like Donielle Scherff.
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.
Would Repealing D.C.’s Height Limit Help Republicans Win Back Virginia?
November 14, 2013
Washington, D.C.’s infamous height limit for buildings has returned to the news of late, with the D.C.
Virginia Is Now One Step Closer to Being an Official Blue State
November 06, 2013
With Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial victory over Ken Cuccinelli, Democrats have now won seven of Virginia’s eight high-profile, statewide races since 2005 (three Senate races, two Presidential contests, and two of three gubernatorial elections).
What political pundits ignore: McAuliffe wants to expand Medicaid, which means 400,000 more people will get health insurance there under Obamacare.
Shameless Deal-maker Terry McAuliffe Now Faces a Legislature Full of Shameless Deal-Rejecters
November 06, 2013
Terry McAuliffe got what he wanted.
The NRA Lost a Big One in Virginia
November 05, 2013
When a con-control pol goes down, it's interpreted as an NRA triumph. But when a guy with an NRA F rating wins, why doesn't it register?
A McAuliffe Victory Isn't a Harbinger of Democratic Fortunes
October 28, 2013
I’m pessimistic on the odds of a Democratic takeover of the House in November 2014. This November, "optimistic" understates my opinion of Terry McAuliffe's chances. At this point, the race is over.