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Bob Moser

Contributing Writer

Bob Moser, a Nation contributing writer, is editor of The Texas Observer and author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South’s Democratic Majority.

  • PoliticsJanuary 25, 2007

    The Way Down South

    The South is more purple than red, and Democrats don't need to sell their souls to win it back.

    Bob Moser

  • Political FiguresJanuary 5, 2007

    Johnny Populist

    John Edwards's hard-edged populism could be an antidote to the surreal Bush years.

    Bob Moser

  • December 13, 2006

  • ElectionsNovember 16, 2006

    A Complicated Blessing

    Claire McCaskill's victory in Missouri proves that moral politics is growing more expansive--and less Republican--as values voters waken to the moral bankruptcy of the religious right.

    Bob Moser

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  • ElectionsNovember 9, 2006

    A New Southern Strategy

    The midterm elections proved to Democrats that the South must not be written off. The key to winning rural and working-class voters in Dixie is the same as anywhere else.

    Bob Moser

  • Campaigns and ElectionsOctober 26, 2006

    A New-Model Ford

    Harold Ford has wooed and wowed white conservatives in Tennessee with a mash-up of star power, earthy eloquence and a contrarian right-wingery that has driven the GOP to take drastic measures.

    Bob Moser

  • ElectionsOctober 8, 2006

    Virginia’s Rumbling Rebels

    As Senator George Allen's faux-populist campaign devolves into a series of racial embarrassments, Virginia Democrat Jim Webb's unlikely campaign is surging, thanks in large part to Webb's unblemished record of opposing the Iraq War.

    Bob Moser

  • Immigration PolicyAugust 10, 2006

    White Heat

    Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee, the unlikely symbol of the biggest American immigrant resettlement since the Industrial Revolution. It's also the white-hot nexus of the new American nativism.

    Bob Moser

  • ElectionsJuly 27, 2006

    Reading the Reed Rout

    Two Republican primaries in the Deep South expose potentially serious cracks in the party's religious-right foundation.

    Bob Moser

  • PoliticsMarch 30, 2006

    The Devil Inside

    Falsehoods, fudges and outright lies have defined Ralph Reed's career. Tarnished by the Abramoff scandal, he's betting his political future on the tendency of the religious right to see no evil in its leaders.

    Bob Moser