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Taking Stock of President Obama's Succession Plan

Following the 2014 election, Ron Brownstein got a quote from the White House about what President Obama had been up to since his re-election in 2012. One senior Obama adviser...

Here's How Clinton Will Take On Trump

There is a lot of chatter going on right now about how Hillary Clinton will take on Donald Trump. Of course, everyone has an opinion on that. Phillip Rucker identifies...

Quick Takes

The "issues" page on Clinton's web site contains everything from proposals to address Alzheimer's to women's rights. So perhaps it's not a bad idea for her to give us...

Rules Are For Thee, But Not For Me

If you'd like a quick rundown of the Inspector General's report about Hillary Clinton's emails, Paul Waldman summarized it well. This report doesn’t reveal anything new. Clinton already said that...

Ken Starr Ignores Sexual Misconduct, Praises Bill Clinton

If you want a little background on why Kenneth Starr is having trouble at Baylor University where he has served as president since 2010, the Dallas Morning News recently did...

Trump is Empowering Extremists in Congress

Every once in a while, I have to remind folks of some basic facts about Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. This is one of those times. In 1986 (otherwise...

Trump Pivots to the General Election...by Attacking Women

It has been fascinating to observe pundits who claim that Donald Trump will change his stripes during the general election in a way that appeals to a broader constituency. I've...

The Most Important Legacy of Barack and Michelle Obama

In many ways, Grover Norquist articulated the Republican strategy of obstruction in 2003 when talking about his vision of a "permanent Republican majority." Someone asked him what would happen...

Quick Takes

I'm going to lead with something that isn't the hot news of the day. But if you read nothing else today, I recommend this one from Jon Ralston titled:...

The Manufacturing of "Unlikability" in Presidential Candidates

The title of David Brooks' column today poses one of the more important questions in politics: “Why Is Clinton Disliked?” The answer Brooks comes up with is, to put...

Vietnam: Then and Now

My first memory of Vietnam was not the horrific pictures from the war that became the staple on the nightly news. Instead, in 1967 I remember looking out the...

The Cruelty of the Vince Foster Murder Accusation

Vince Foster was an accomplished man. He has president of his high school class in Hope, Arkansas, where he spent part of his childhood living across the street from...

Sanders is Just Trolling Now

Sorry, but this is asinine: Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky’s presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of...

The Clinton Advantage

The folks at First Read highlight what they think is the most important number in the latest NBC/WSJ poll. There are plenty of storylines and new numbers from our latest...

U.S. Appeals Court Throws Out Fraud Charges Against Bank of America

Yesterday the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York demonstrated why prosecuting banks for committing fraud in the lead-up to the Great Recession is such a difficult proposition....

Quick Takes

It seems that the Sanders campaign has reached an agreement with the DNC about representation on the platform committee. Greg Sargent has a rundown, including this statement from the...

The Great Debate About Polls

Whenever people try to explain away polling results that they don't like, I get nervous. That's because in 2012 we all witnessed the great unscewing of polls that led Republicans...

The Fake GOP Engagement Advantage

Why would Republicans be paying more attention to the presidential election than Democrats at this stage of the game? That’s not very hard to answer. The most obvious reason is...

The Plate Tectonics Theory of This Election

One of the more persistent assumptions about present-day presidential elections is that they are primarily base elections. One way of expressing what this means is simply to quote from a...

Tortoise Thinking in a Hare World

One of my favorite fairy tales is the one about the tortoise and the hare. For a lot of reasons I won't bore you with, I've found that the...

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