Beating John McCain

Yesterday, not really understanding the good thing he has going on for him right now, John McCain opted to open his mouth to attack one of his potential rivals in the General Election this fall. The jab was lashed out towards Barack Obama whom McCain said, “he has no experience or background in any of...

Graphic Clarity: Everyone Does Better Under Democrats

As our own Michael discusses in Finally, Scientific Proof of the Obvious blogger Dani Rodrik has published a thought provoking graph and analysis from Princeton professor Larry Bartel’s upcoming book. The basic meaning of this graph is fairly clear: Under Democrats everyone does better while the poor...

About Last Night and The McCain Effect

There have been better nights for Obama supporters than last night; the knockout punch the Democratic frontrunner was looking for never came.  The Clinton campaign which had established Texas and Ohio as firewalls would therefore seem to have paid off on the surface, and for at least the next day or so that...

Just How Closely Is McCain Tied To “Special Interests”?

“Everyone says they’re against the special interests, but I’m the only one the special interests don’t give any money to.”John McCain, November 18th, 2007 It’s as natural a fit on something called the Straight Talk Express as anything else; a vehement opposition to the...

How Not To Attack Anybody

So Gloria Steinem went on the stump for Hillary Clinton and provided pretty much a textbook on how not to go after one’s political opponents.  At the same time, Steinem manages to reinforce a pattern from the Clinton campaign that has played out time and again throughout the course of the primary...

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