Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

SNL Does Trump-Biden Debate

A parody of a joke.

Larry Hogan 2024

Could a blue state governor be the future of the Republican Party?

Sanders Trying to Beat Warren in Massachusetts Isn’t Disrespectful

He’s campaigning in her home state and Amy Klobuchar’s, too. And may win both.

Elizabeth Warren’s Fundraising Hypocrisy

She decries swanky fundraisers and big money donors while benefiting from both.

What is American Patriotism?

There’s an inherent tension in our national ethos.

The Politics of Ending Private Insurance

Is the Sanders-Warren position too extreme for the general election?

New Biden Plagiarism Scandal

While mildly embarrassing, it’s unlikely to have much impact on the race.

Have Democrats Moved Too Far to the Center?

Has the party paid too big a price to attract suburban voters?

Republicans Dodge A Bullet In West Virginia

Republican chances to hold the Senate were boosted in West Virginia last night thanks to the fact that a fringe candidate was soundly defeated.

Donald Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Electoral Vote By A Landslide

Donald Trump claims he won an Electoral College landslide. This is a bald-faced lie.

No, The Democratic Party Is Not ‘Decimated’

Reports of the demise of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated.

Hillary Clinton Supporters Have A Foolish And Unworkable Idea To Overturn The Election Result

Some Hillary Clinton supporters have a foolish and unworkable “plan” to steal Trump’s victory in the Electoral College. They should abandon it.

Feel Free To Skip Tonight’s Vice-Presidential Debate, Because It’s Not Going To Matter

Nothing that happens tonight during the Vice-Presidential debate is likely to matter, so feel free to skip it.

Donald Trump: The Only Way I Lose Pennsylvania Is If Democrats Cheat

Another day, another round of irresponsible demagoguery from Donald Trump.

Trump Barely Leading In South Carolina?

A new poll shows Donald Trump barely winning in a state that should be solidly red.

Anti-Trump Republicans Get Behind Campaign Of Some Guy Nobody’s Ever Heard Of

The latest desperation bid from anti-Trump Republicans is guaranteed to make a GOP civil war more likely.

Roger Ailes May Be On The Way Out At Fox News Channel

As the allegations of sexual harassment grow, reports are also growing that Roger Ailes may be out at Fox News much sooner than many may have anticipated.

Donald Trump Makes It Official, Mike Pence Is His Running Mate

The least likely choice ascends to the Number Two position on the Republican ticket.

Donald Trump’s Numbers Are Historically Bad

It’s still early in the cycle, but Donald Trump’s poll numbers are already historically bad.

GOP Begins 2016 General Election Race With A Big Electoral College Disadvantage

A first look at the Electoral College paints a very grim picture for Donald Trump and the GOP.

Primary Turnout does not Predict November Outcomes

Primary turnout is not predictive of general election outcomes.

Republicans Say They Want A “Conservative” Presidential Nominee

In a new Gallup poll, Republicans say they want a “conservative” as their Presidential nominee, but they may regret what happens if they get the kind of hard-right conservative they seem to be thinking of.

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.

Wendy Davis’s Campaign Takes The Low Road

The nastiest campaign ad of the 2014 cycle is here, and Wendy Davis should be ashamed of it.

Thank God For Negative Campaigning

Rather than being a bad thing, negative campaigning is an essential part of our political system.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Tanks For The Mammaries Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

LGBT PC

Michael Kinsley contends “Being against marriage equality doesn’t make you a monster.”

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Tank Girl Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Unfortunately For the GOP, Democrats Have An Electoral College Advantage

The Democratic Party appears to have a lock on a substantial part of the Electoral College. That poses a problem for Republicans.

Obama Holds Pennsylvania, Surprising No One But the Pundits

As most rational observers expected, President Obama has carried Pennsylvania, like every Democratic nominee four the last five cycles before him.

Get Rid Of Televised Debates?

Should we stop televising political debates?

Do Presidential Debates Even Matter?

There’s little evidence that Presidential debates can be game changers.

Romney, And The GOP, Still Haunted By The Legacy Of George W. Bush

The GOP still hasn’t dealt with the legacy of George W. Bush.

Mitt Romney’s Ridiculous “God” Attack On Obama And The Democrats

Over the weekend, Mitt Romney was sounding more like Rick Santorum than himself.

When It Comes To President Obama, Many Conservatives Are Living Inside A Bubble

The 2012 campaign is revealing once again that many conservatives have a view of President Obama not shared by the public at large.

Politico: Obama Levels More Personal Attacks Than Romney

A POLITICO analysis finds that “Obama and his top campaign aides have engaged far more frequently in character attacks and personal insults than the Romney campaign.”

The Speech Of Mitt Romney’s Political Life

Tonight’s convention speech is the most important speech Mitt Romney has ever given.

Romney Wimp Factor: Newsweek’s Tired Trope

Mitt Romney is no more of a wimp than George H.W. Bush or John Kerry.