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Paul Ryan’s Departure Is A Pity

April 12, 2018 |
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Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election is bad news for Republicans, Congress and America’s political culture. 

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October 15, 2014 |
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Democrats and Republicans have placed very different tactical bets in this year’s Senate races. Republicans are betting that President Obama’s low job-approval rating (40% in Wednesday’s Gallup poll) rubs off on Democratic candidates. In midterm elections...
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October 08, 2014 |
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With 26 days until the midterms, Americans are understandably focused on the election. But it’s not too early to begin thinking about what happens after the ballots are counted. Virtually all observers agree that President Obama will face a Congress with ...
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October 01, 2014 |
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Thursday morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is delivering a speech at George Washington University titled "Principles for American Renewal." The 11 Republican principles he will offer are timeless. They include "we should leav...
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September 24, 2014 |
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As the midterm election enters its last six weeks, new factors have appeared that will help determine which party controls the Senate next year. Surprisingly, national security has emerged as an important issue. Americans' concerns began with the conflic...
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September 17, 2014 |
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The president's job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican. The midterm environment is terrible for Democrats—yet each passing day pr...
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September 10, 2014 |
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Two new polls this week are the latest indications that Barack Obama's presidency is in perilous shape. The Sept. 7 Washington Post/ABC survey found 52% feel it has been more of a failure while only 42% believe it has been more of a success. A record 55% ...
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September 03, 2014 |
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President Obama has recently shown that his understanding of the economy and world is very different from that of most Americans. At his afternoon news conference last Thursday, for example, Mr. Obama hailed the report of 4.2% second-quarter economic gro...
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August 27, 2014 |
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Labor Day is the unofficial start of the fall campaign season, so it's a good time to assess the GOP's chances of winning the U.S. Senate. Republicans have two advantages. Many Senate races are in red-leaning states, and the GOP has put its A-Team on the ...

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