John McCain’s Finest Hour

One moment at a campaign rally in October 2008 defines better than anything else what American politics lost when John McCain passed away.

Sarah Palin: Now That I Think About It, Katie Couric’s Questions Were Fair After All

Sarah Palin To The ‘Lamestream Media’: Never Mind

No, Ben Carson Is Not Being Subjected To ‘Unfair’ Scrutiny

Ben Carson and his supporters would have you believe that he is being subjected to unprecedented and unfair scrutiny. That assertion is completely false.

Fred Thompson, Watergate Lawyer, Senator, Actor, Dies At 73

A man with one of the more unique political and personal resumes in recent memory has passed away.

On Marco Rubio And The Issue Of Missed Senate Votes

Marco Rubio is taking heat for missing a lot of Senate votes since he started running for President, but he’s not really any worse than other legislators who have run for President.

Jeb Bush Campaign Just Mostly Dead

Several recent nominees were flailing at this point in those cycles.

What Happened In Virginia?

Trying to explain one of the biggest surprises of Election Night 2014.

The Myth Of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Inevitability And The 2016 Election

One of the most repeated comments about the 2016 race is based on something that just isn’t true.

Biden: Without Economic Collapse, McCain Would’ve Won In 2008

John McCain’s problems in 2008 went far beyond an economic crisis.

Voter Turnout And Registration

Some thoughts on the voter registration/voter turnout debate.

Money, Bombs, and Jesus

A discussion in the comments thread of my “Time Running Out For GOP?” post led me to a post from four-plus years ago by frequent commenter and erstwhile blogger* Michael Reynolds titled “Money, Bombs and Jesus.”

Bush Voted For Obama?

Two-Thirds of Tea Party Candidates Lost?

An NBC analysis shows Tea Party candidates winning only 5 of 10 Senate races and 40 of 130 House races, a success rate of only 32 percent.

Democrats Losing = Racism?

Is the public anger at Obama really just papered over racism?

Joe Biden Fined $219K for Campaign Violations

Biden got hammered by the FEC for violating campaign finance rules. A big fining deal?

A Contrarian View Of The New Black Panther Case

One conservative argues that the “scandal” over the New Black Panther Party’s alleged voter intimidation is a tempest in a teapot.

Did Felons Put Al Franken in the Senate?

Did felons voting illegally put Al Franken over the top in Minnesota? Probably not.

Democrats Seeing Wall Street Backlash?

Two widely-hyped reports have Wall Street firms donating less money to Democrats as payback for financial reform efforts. But a closer look reveals no such thing.


Health Insurance Mandates

No Preconditions

Hillary’s Debt

Obama Backers Denied Jobs

Senator Al Franken

No More Minnesotas