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What I Learned from Super Tuesday

What I Learned from Super Tuesday

Thanks to the fine folks at Roll Call, here are my thoughts on what we learned from Super Tuesday: The time for consolidation is over: “The Bern is gone and the end is nigh for Vermont’s third favorite son (behind Ben & Jerry,...

 

Column: The Day Scott Walker Almost Saved the GOP

Column: The Day Scott Walker Almost Saved the GOP

He could have been a contender. He could have been the nominee. He could have been president. But on September 21, 2015, Scott Walker did the right thing, he dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president. Where would we...

 

Kids Say the Smartest Things

Kids Say the Smartest Things

“Pete, with Super Tuesday coming up, it’s obvious fewer Democrats will vote in Texas than Republicans, which will effect its importance. Who do you think needs to do well in which states?” The questioner…a 12 year old. “Trump insults...

 

The Sandoval Leak: Good Move or Great Move?

The Sandoval Leak: Good Move or Great Move?

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to the Supreme Court, if it were to happen, would be a masterstroke. Having rushed to judgment – and I would add, judgment that was based on sound evidence of the criteria...

 

South Carolina’s Battle of Endorsements

South Carolina’s Battle of Endorsements

I’m of the belief that endorsements, in isolated form, matter little. When packaged together, however, endorsements can tell a story and that story can lead to victory. In South Carolina, there are multiple candidates trying their hand at...

 

My Weekend in Iowa

My Weekend in Iowa

“People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.  America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.  But baseball has marked the time....

 

Column: As Trump Rises, We Fall

Column: As Trump Rises, We Fall

I’m a day late and a dollar short, but let me add to the chorus: Donald Trump cannot be the next president of the United States.     I write those words first and foremost as a concerned American. But I also write them as a Millennial...

 

Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble

Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble

In an attempt, I suppose, to combat aggressive actors on the world stage and political partisans at home, some voters are opting for the “who” – personality driven candidates – rather than the “what” – the issues that should drive...

 

Carson Not Heeding Own Advice

Carson Not Heeding Own Advice

The mass staff exodus from Dr. Ben Caron’s presidential campaign exposed an under-reported quality in candidates: choosing the right people to give advice. As Carson’s now former campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said, “You have to surround...

 

Trump Plays Villain & Justice League Republicans Fight Back

Trump Plays Villain & Justice League Republicans Fight Back

Donald Trump went into the second Republican presidential debate underwater in favorability ratings but surprisingly buoyant in horse race match-ups against his competitors. While the resiliency of those numbers confounds political prognosticators...

 
 
 
 
 
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