Political Impact Of Filibuster Changes Will Be Minimal To Non-Existent

Yesterday’s change to the filibuster rule is likely to have little impact outside the beltway and the political chattering class.

The Cuccinelli Blame Game And The GOP Civil War

Accusations of blame are already being tossed around about why Republicans lost in Virginia, and they mirror a broader debate in the Republican Party nationally.

Retail Politics And The Appeal Of Chris Christie

Looking at Chris Christie as he interacts with voters in New Jersey offers a glimpse of just how he could succeed in a 2016 GOP nomination fight.

The Political Center Is Dead, At Least On Capitol Hill

It’s no wonder there’s no compromise in Congress.

Shutdown Likely To Drag On For Extended Period

There’s no sign that the government shutdown will end any time soon.

Obama’s Pivot To The Economy: More Of The Same

As expected, President Obama’s latest “pivot” to the economy is less than meets the eye.

Harry Reid Backs Away From The Nuclear Option, Filibuster Alive And Well

Once again, the threat of the “nuclear option” appears to have had less megatonnage than some expected and others hoped.

Obama’s Benghazi Problem Won’t Be Going Away Any Time Soon

The Obama Administration’s response to the Benghazi attack is approaching critical mass. It’s not going away any time soon.

Public Not Very Outraged By Defeat Of Background Checks Bill

The Senate’s rejection of the Manchin/Toomey background checks bill isn’t particularly outraging the general public, according to a new poll.

A No Vote On Manchin/Toomey Is Unlikely To Hurt Any Senator

The odds that any of the Senators who voted no on Manchin/Toomey will pay a political price for doing so is low.

Further Thoughts On Gun Control And Voter Intensity

The politics of gun control is not nearly as easy as its supporters believe it to be.

Nobody In Washington Cares About Governing, And It’s Hurting The Country

The political antics surrounding the sequestration cuts is a prime example of what’s wrong with Washington.

The Tea Party Takes a Hit

The Tea Party guys had a bad year.

The N.R.A.’s Bizarre Response To The Sandy Hook Shootings

The NRA’s response to the Sandy Hook shootings was bizarre to say the least.

A Map Is Worth A Thousand Votes

Democrats are approaching an “Electoral College lock.” Republicans are trying to pick it.

Rick Perry The Worst Candidate Of The 2012 Cycle?

Was Rick Perry the worst candidate to run in the 2012 cycle? It certainly appears so.

Romney Has An Advantage Among Independents

Mitt Romney has an advantage among self-identified Independents that makes writing him off at this point inadvisable.

The Central Problem in the Polling Debate?

Too many people ignore (and incorrectly define) the “independents” in a given sample.

Are The Polls Biased Against Mitt Romney?

Many on the right are heavily invested in the argument that current polling is intentionally biased against Mitt Romney. Their argument is not very plausible.

Can Mitt Romney Turn This Election Around?

It’s still possible for Mitt Romney to win this election, but is it probable?

Why Romney’s “47 Percent” Comments Matter

It may not be the one thing that costs him election, but Mitt Romney’s remarks about the “47 percent” are still a problem for his campaign.

For Some Reason, Conservatives Are Eager For Paul Ryan To Get A Powerless Job

The recent call by many on the right for Mitt Romney to select Paul Ryan as his running mate is puzzling.

Aurora Shootings Will Not Lead To Restrictions On Gun Ownership

Don’t look for an effort to enact new gun laws in the wake of the Aurora shootings.

On Politicizing Tragedy

Once again, the usual suspects are exploiting tragedy for political purposes.

Does It Matter If The Mandate Is Called A “Penalty” Or A “Tax”?

The debate over whether the PPACA’s individual mandate is a “penalty” or a “tax”seems rather pointless.

House Of Representatives Holds Eric Holder In Contempt

Congress has found Eric Holder to be in contempt. I am not entirely sure what that accomplishes.

Will Obama’s Gaffe On The Economy Matter In November?

The President’s comment that the private sector is “doing fine” continues to be a topic of discussion.

Mitt Romney’s Incredibly Narrow Path To Victory

The biggest argument against Romney winning in November is the fact that there aren’t many ways for him to get to those pesky 270 Electoral Votes.

Could Tonight Be The End For Santorum?

When will Santorum bow to the inevitable?

Further Thoughts On The Resonance And Relevance Of The Etch-A-Sketch Meme

The Etch A Sketch meme isn’t nearly as powerful as those pushing it believe it to be.

Why Do Republicans Hate Teleprompters So Much?

Republicans continue to harp on the fact that the President uses a TelePrompter.

Obama Presidency Still Polarizing, Bipartisanship Still Dead

American politics is as polarized as ever, and it shows no signs of changing regardless of who wins in November.

Romney Campaign Begins To Unload On Gingrich

Mitt Romney’s campaign seems have Newt Gingrich targeted.

Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign

We won’t have Herman Cain to kick around anymore.

Obama’s Path To Victory

Despite the seeming odds against him, the Electoral College map is very favorable for President Obama.

Rick Perry: Talking About The President’s Birth Certificate Is “Fun”

On the day his campaign is set to make a major economic roll out, Rick Perry went the birther route again.

When It Comes To Foreign Policy, Herman Cain Is Dangerously Clueless

Herman Cain’s foreign policy consists of little more than deliberate ignorance.

Chris Christie Endorsing Mitt Romney

In a move sure to make conservative heads explode, Chris Christie is set to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

Americans Not Buying What Either Political Party Is Selling

Neither political party is resonating with the public right now, and neither is acting in the manner the public would like.

CNN/Tea Party Debate: Rick Perry Gets Hit From All Sides

The Texas Governor was taking it from all sides at last night’s Tea Party Debate.

Obama Speech Scheduling Follies

How hard is it to schedule one measly jobs speech?