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Taking the Disraeli Test Jul. 07, 2018

Mark Shields

Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th-century British prime minister and writer, shrewdly advised that to be a s... Read More

Presidential Campaigns Are About the Voters Oct. 01, 2016

Mark Shields

One of the shrewdest American politicians I both know and like, a man who has actually managed Repub... Read More

Money Going to Washington Jun. 15, 2016

Walter E. Williams

According to a New York Post article (May 22, 2016), in just two years, Hillary Clinton — form... Read More

The Price of Raising Political Money Dec. 20, 2014

Mark Shields

Mark A. Hanna was a wealthy Cleveland businessman who shrewdly laid out the winning strategy and per... Read More

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan -- But First, Write a Check Apr. 06, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday that threw out a cap on the total amoun... Read More

Campaigns Battle Citizen Journalists Feb. 12, 2014

Roger Simon

I have rarely met a political operative who believes that journalism is actually on the level. They ... Read More

The Presidential Marriage Slide Sep. 06, 2012

Marc Dion

You get strange benefits from marriage. For one thing, since you're not alone in your apartment all ... Read More

Why The 2012 Conventional Wisdom Could Be Wrong Jun. 30, 2011

Mark Shields

Since 1944, exactly one Democratic U.S. president has been re-elected to a second White House term. ... Read More

Lifetime in GOP Culminates With Gingrich Announcement on Fox May. 10, 2011

Matt Towery

Trust me, when it comes to the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination, I am going to b... Read More

Does Osama Death Make Obama Unbeatable? May. 04, 2011

Roger Simon

It's the oldest truism in politics: You can't beat something with nothing. For 2012, the Democrats h... Read More

The Framers Never Imagined a New Hampshire Primary Mar. 16, 2011

Michael Barone

The weakest part of our political system is the presidential nomination process. And it's not coinci... Read More

Old Rules Won't Determine GOP Presidential Candidate Jan. 26, 2011

Michael Barone

The weakest part of our political system, by a considerable margin, is the presidential nominating p... Read More

Sex, Violence and the Female Voter Oct. 18, 2010

Froma Harrop

The line between crazy and creepy is not always a dark one. Voters may tolerate eccentric candidates... Read More

The Dirtiest Weeks Are Upon Us Oct. 13, 2010

Matt Towery

A generation ago, the national Republican Party was under the command of the late Lee Atwater. With ... Read More

Democrats Shocked About Foreign Money Oct. 11, 2010

Joseph Farah

The Democrats are "shocked, shocked" to find out foreign donations are making their way in... Read More