Andrew Cuomo's Gun Genius
The New York governor's road to the White House runs through marriage, gun control, and sheer political brilliance. "A progressive who's broke" — or a new kind of centrist?
The Democrats' Coming Civil War
The party is poised for a showdown over Social Security and Medicare. Obama vs. the liberals.
A New Hope: Obama Campaign’s Familiar Final Bow
After four years of promises not quite kept, the president dusts off a cherished buzzword in his last stand.
Sandy Seizes Control From The Campaigns
Obama and Romney can't control this narrative. A better chance to see what the candidates are really like.
The End Of Flip-Flops
Mitt Romney's late pivot is a bet that the label isn't as toxic as it used to be.
Why It's Impossible To Win A Debate
The media and the people want different things. Attack? Or make people like you?
Why Politicians Say Dumb Things To Rich People
Big donors pay five figures or more for chummy presentations and fake influence. They got what they paid for in Florida.
Democrats Sing Elizabeth Warren's Tune
If you listened closely in Charlotte, you could hear a rhetorical liberal resurgence.
You Don't Tell Clint Eastwood To Stay On The Teleprompter
Kind of like the time I tried to talk Billy Crystal out of a Jewish joke. Celebrities are impossible to control.
How It Became Safe To Attack Barack Obama
In 2008 — when I worked against Obama, then for him — even David Gergen saw the race card everywhere. Now birther jokes are fair game.
Nobody Had To Put Harry Reid Up To Anything
High-profile surrogates are, as usual, totally out of control. Bad memories from the Clinton war room.