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How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

Completely confident, they know that--fair
And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
But still, where is that famous picture where

On April 30, 1992, Bill Bradley strode to the podium of the US Senate. The previous night, riots had erupted in Los Angeles following a not-guilty verdict in the first Rodney King trial.

How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

Republicans seem rather sour
About the run of Gary Bauer.
But Democrats are glad to greet
The one opponent Gore might beat.

One man is the symbol of Wall Street power. The other rose to prominence as a grassroots hellraiser. One believes in top-down control of the economy and celebrates global capitalism.

In '96 poor Forbes was thought
To be less zealous than he ought
To be on things like baby-killing.
So now he's showing that he's willing

It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats
gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects.

Blogs

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

The Kochs adore Walker, but there’s a problem. He polls poorly against Clinton—even in his home state.

April 21, 2015

Feed me photo ops...banal insights...obsessive coverage of insignificant details...

April 21, 2015

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

The Democratic front-runner would be wise to go all in for this necessary reform.

April 14, 2015

Clinton launched her campaign bemoaning inequality and vowing to fight for everyday Americans. Will she follow through?

April 12, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, who voted against authorizing Bush’s war, challenges Clinton—and her pro-war vote.

April 10, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015

Allies of the Wisconsin governor are spending heavily to get control of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.

April 6, 2015