The Winner Is…

How far we have come, or perhaps fallen. The Republican romp across the electoral map yesterday may or may not prove to be a defining...

An Election About…

One of the tightest gubernatorial races in the country is unfolding in Wisconsin where I’ve spent the last several days. The yard signs...

Politics is Motion

Sears “brilliantly stewarded Ronald Reagan’s run from near impossibility to a dead heat” with President Gerald Ford in the 1976...

Political Lessons

As my friend Marty Peterson has pointed out fringe candidates Harley Brown and Walt Bayes secured their 15 minutes of fame during the...

Playing the Hand

First the admissions: Democrats – thank Nancy Pelosi as well as the president for this – completely lost control of any coherent message...

Death of a Consensus

The consensus did not mean that the “site,” as locals call it, would ever be free from controversy. Then-Gov. John V. Evans, a Democrat,...

The Rhyme of Political History

It was 1966 and three-term incumbent Republican Robert E. Smylie, pictured here dressed like he might have been trying out for The Sons...

It’s Inevitable

The remarkable political turn of fortune for the same sex marriage issue has been stunning, particularly when you consider that as...

The Shutdown

The GOP faction that hates government and condemns any accommodation with the other side has little need to worry about how badly their...

Primary Challenges Can Work

Politico reported over the weekend that many Senate Republicans are dismayed by the primary challenge that Liz Cheney, the very political...

No Coincidence

Consider the timeline. On July 10, 2013 Politico, the Bible of conventional political wisdom inside the Beltway, ran a tough piece on...

M.A.D. Men

You have to hand it to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky – the guy knows how to go for the political throat. Mild...

Down to the Last Out

When the Tamarack Ski Resort in Valley County, Idaho opened back in December of 2004 no less a newspaper of record than the New York...