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Demographics, Turnout, Key Races: What Political Analysts Are Watching on Election Day

Norman J. Ornstein, Rodell Mollineau, Martin Frost, John Feehery and Jim Manley explain what races and results they're particularly interested in on Election Day.

Saturday Morning Cartoons Open Thread

dear god pic.twitter.com/rAWEV5EpqJ — Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) July 22, 2016 If Leni Riefenstahl were alive, Trump would hire her to film this speech. Then not pay her. — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) July 22, 2016 Tom Toles wins the prize, for imagining this scene a full week before the RNC assembled in Cleveland: (Tom Toles via […]

That Thing That Happened Tonight, In One Tweet

If Leni Riefenstahl were alive, Trump would hire her to film this speech. Then not pay her. — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) July 22, 2016 Share

The radicalization of the US Republican Party

5 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann argue that the Republican Party has been radicalized and Trump is the result. Trumpism may have parallels in populist, nativist movements abroad, but it is also the culmination of a proud political party's...Show More Summary

The Safe Haven of False Equivalence

Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann, writing for Vox: In April 2012, we created a major stir in the political world with a long piece in the Washington Post Sunday Outlook section called, “Let’s Just Say It: The Republicans Are the...Show More Summary

“Stop the Polling Insanity”

Norman Ornstein and Alan Abramowitz warn against over-interpreting poll fluctuations: In this highly charged election, it’s no surprise that the news media see every poll like an addict sees a new fix. That is especially true of polls that show large and unexpected changes. Show More Summary

The Party That Set Out to Destroy Government

Back in the 1980's, President Reagan famously said, "Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem." But as Norman Ornstein said recently, Newt Gingrich took...

Man Who Predicted Trump’s Primary Win Says THIS About His Chances Of Becoming President

Norman Ornstein, of the American Enterprise Institute, predicted that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would be the last two candidates standing. He then predicted that Trump would win the nomination.

Well I know I had it coming

There’s a great Vox interview with Norman Ornstein about the Trumpocalypse: But if you forced me to pick one factor explaining what’s happened, I would say this is a self-inflicted wound by Republican leaders. Over many years, they’ve adopted strategies that have trivialized and delegitimized government. They were willing to play to a nativist element. […]

We live in a two party duopoly. Here’s how Bloomberg or Webb might break it.

In a recent op-ed, Norman Ornstein throws cold water on speculation about an independent Michael Bloomberg candidacy, as well as on the more general notion that there is an electoral market unserved by the existing two-party duopoly.  Many Americans share Ornstein’s dismay about the condition of our politics; however, his jeremiad against the consequences of […]

Monday Evening Open Thread

No Labels gives thumbs up to Trump as problem solver. Hmmm.. Says volumes, I am afraid, about No Labels — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) January 11, 2016 But wait til they see how beautiful the wall is. https://t.co/Eh6fpXtAfF pic.twitter.com/qwZD3vUg78 — Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) January 11, 2016 Economist says GOP could win 47 states in November: "We’re […]

NORMAN J. ORNSTEIN PROVIDES the Washington Establishment’s take on the rise of Trump….

NORMAN J. ORNSTEIN PROVIDES the Washington Establishment’s take on the rise of Trump.

Politifact Puts Trump in Perspective

In its Lie of the Year post fact-check website Politifact.com puts the Trump campaign in perspective. Norman Ornstein, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, sees a couple of forces that have been at play for years when it comes to Trump: the desensitization to inflammatory rhetoric, the assault on science and expertise, and [...]Show More Summary

Perspective on Our Times

It’s hard to explain to people who aren’t political junkies, but this is shocking: There is a term for presidential candidates silent about the killings at Planned Parenthood. Soft on terrorism. — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) November 29, 2015 Norman Ornstein … Continue reading ?

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: More presidential debate fallout

Francis Wilkinson: Political scientists Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein are longtime scholars of American politics in general and the U.S. Congress in particular. They were among the first mainstream analysts, and arguably the most influential,...Show More Summary

Ornstein's Warning

Us old folks remember a time when AEI's Norman Ornstein was the very voice of The Conventional Wisdom. So his new column at The Atlantic ought to come as a...

The Atlantic' s Ornstein: NY Times' Handling Of Clinton Email Story "A Direct Challenge To Its Fundamental Credibility"

American Enterprise Institute scholar and The Atlantic contributing writer Norman Ornstein is strongly criticizing The New York Times' botched story on Hillary Clinton's emails, and its handling of the aftermath. Ornstein writes that "the huge embarrassment over the story... Show More Summary

Best Intentions Aside, a Budget Compromise Is a Heavy Lift

President Obama's opening bid for the coming round of budget negotiations appeared designed to find a couple areas of potential compromise with Republicans. The hard part, to hear people like political scientist Norman Ornstein tell it, may be getting Republicans to agree among themselves.

Republicans, the majority, are facing their greatest enemy: reality

Two of the best and most astute political analysts — Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein — talk about which Republican party we are left with for the next couple of years. Good question! Monster or blunderer or a combination of the two? Whatever else happens, the internal war will be much fiercer and more of [...]Show More Summary

Climate Tipping Point? Science Deniers Mocked By Norman Ornstein, The Onion, New Yorker

This week in climate science denial mockery. The post Climate Tipping Point? Science Deniers Mocked By Norman Ornstein, The Onion, New Yorker appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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