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Voters in Wisconsin bought the Tea Party line because the president and his party have not been able to provide a believable alternative.

Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.

On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.

In the wake of Congressman Tom Perriello's loss, it's tempting to conclude that politics based on conviction simply doesn't work. But that would be the wrong lesson to take away.

Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.

California's problems are well beyond the curative powers of any one governor. If Jerry Brown wins in November, there's no need to nourish foolish hopes.

Can Governor Rick Perry hold off a stronger than expected challenger and take a shot at 2012?

At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.

Blogs

Feds find Republican created pressure for “bias toward employers”—and against jobless workers.

February 27, 2014

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

The governor returns to form as election day nears, caught poking a finger at a teacher and shouting vitriol—but this time the teacher is pushing back. 

November 4, 2013

The president will do a campaign swing in Virginia this weekend. He ought to visit New Jersey, as well.

October 31, 2013

It was not that long ago that Ann Richards was elected to lead the Lone Star State. Can Wendy Davis do the same?

October 3, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013

The New Jersey governor manipulated election schedule so thoroughly that a high-stakes primary drew only 9 percent turnout.

August 14, 2013