The Horse Race

Jan 30,2012

Bishop on the Brink

A liberal congressman defies his district and faces defeat in a bellwether re-election campaign.   In 2010, a torrent of anger against statist intrusion swept away scores of Democratic incumbents....

Nov 16,2011

Grand Illusion

by Charles Hughes Herman Cain and Rick Perry cast themselves as bold reformers, but wield flashy proposals only to evade the crucial political challenges at stake.   Facing a flagging...

Oct 18,2011

Feet of Clay: Obama’s Base Politics

The left’s frustration with President Obama has been much discussed of late. But their disappointment is nothing new, and shouldn’t be much of a surprise, either.       In...

Jul 09,2008

Here Come the Blue Dogs

In January, 1983, when John McCain returned to Washington as a freshman Congressman elected from his “home state” of Arizona, he entered a U.S. House of Representatives that was infested...

Jun 02,2008


How Bob Barr's presidential run hurts John McCain.

May 20,2008

Revenge of the Country Club Republicans

It’s been roughly three months since John McCain effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination and during that time, there’s been no shortage of speculation about who the Arizona Senator might...