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The President, let's understand, won a historic victory by committing
politics--shrewd, aggressive, old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners
politics--while the opposition party did the opposite.

George W. Bush may have lost the 2000 election, but he won the 2002
election--with a good deal of help from Democrats, who took a dream
scenario and turned it into a political nightmare.

Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
results.

Governor Pataki's effective Gary Cooper imitation leaves Democrats in despair.

The house organ for America's political class is pushing Bush's case for war.

Opponents of the Florida governor are organizing voters still angry
about 2000.

While the Bush Administration's beating of the war drums has drowned out
domestic policy debates that should be shaping competition for control
of Congress, bread-and-butter issues dominate the

It sure smells like imperialism. That's the word historians use when powerful nations grab control of desired resources, be it the gold of the New World or the oil of the Middle East.

Blogs

When Super PAC contributions and dark money are taken into account, David and Charles Koch spent over $412 million during the last election cycle. 

March 7, 2014

The kid in Ryan’s “full stomach…empty soul” CPAC speech is actually an advocate for free school lunches.

March 7, 2014

Some Tea Party supporters grumble, but Christie has a strong reservoir of support at Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, DC.

March 6, 2014

Vermont independent wants to talk to progressives about a 2016 run, about whether to do so as a Democrat. “If I run,” he says, “my job…is to build the kind of coalition that can win—that can transform politics.”

March 6, 2014

Some of Jolly's clients won millions of dollars worth of contracts from Young after Jolly left a staff position with the representative to take up lobbying. 

March 5, 2014

For Christie 2016, New Hampshire is key primary territory. But Bridgegate dogs him there, too.

March 5, 2014

The unlikely allies are leading a push to reform sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenders.

March 4, 2014

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

It seems that he is, but it isn’t clear that other Republicans are taking him seriously.

March 3, 2014

The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

March 3, 2014