Category: Politics

Leading from Behind

I know she has her detractors, but Hillary Clinton has had a long and distinguished political career and seems to be on the cusp of having it culminate with the ultimate triumph and at least one term in the Oval…

Confusing Swing State Polling

The new swing state poll of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania by Quinnipiac is just confusing. Sen. Rob Portman looks headed to defeat while Gov. John Kasich is more popular than ever. Sen. Pat Toomey looks like he’ll skip to a…

Demagogues and Majority Opinion

I don’t know about you, but it annoys me when I learn that a quote I treasure has been misattributed or told with the wrong phrasing. So, it’s hard for me to give up the idea that P.T. Barnum said…

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s End Zone Dance

There are two things I absolutely love about this Politico column by Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. The first is that I cannot remember a sitting member of Congress or any elected official, really, ever coming right out and admitting…

Ponnuru: GOP Has Earned Their Trump

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that Ramesh Ponnuru is feeling a little bitter that his advice was not taken prior to the midterm elections and that now the Republican Party finds itself in a pickle with nothing to show…

Grateful For What No Longer Happens

I haven’t read Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Silver Blaze since I was in elementary school, but the “curious incident” of the dog that didn’t bark has stuck with me. If you want to fully understand this short story…