Will the power of impassioned politicians work down-ticket?


Curiouser and curiouser. It's like Alice herself is guiding us through the United States of Wonderland's early primary season going into the 2016 presidential elections. Showmanship and passionate authenticity seem to be ruling the day, while establishment electoral politics sits bemused on a mushroom. Just how long can this go on? With the angry Republican… Continue reading Will the power of impassioned politicians work down-ticket?

The problem with Clinton nostalgia


Let's start with, on the whole, I'm a big fan of Hillary Clinton. She commits. She works hard. She gets thing done.Her impressive performance as secretary of state made sure that the good ship Hillary never bottomed out, buoyed by a tide of political good will, domestically and abroad. The energy of, let's call it… Continue reading The problem with Clinton nostalgia