The 2012 election was supposed to be a test of a weakened president and his ambitious and unpopular health care plan. Challengers saw a chance to take down a Democratic incumbent after the excitement of his history-making election had faded.

I am in the bad news business. Seldom do I get to report on puppies, rainbows or the sounds of children giggling. But sometimes a child with a little red wagon can remind us that bad news can take us…

Sep 25

This has been a week for introspection. As the Papal whirlwind shut down the nation’s capital, Republicans and Democrats were forced to sit side by side and listen, for a change. Some wept…

Yippee. Another Debate. Another chance to decide which Republican on the crowded stage in Los Angeles next week deserves the chance to face the Democratic nominee a year from now. Depending on how things shake out, there may even be…

Aug 14

The joys of Iowa: Part 1

It has become something of a cliché (as are butter cows), but the Iowa State Fair gives us an opportunity to see most of the 2016 candidates in one location with actual people. How they work a crowd, answer an…

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