Skip To Content

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?

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

The Democrats' Coming Civil War

The party is poised for a showdown over Social Security and Medicare. Obama vs. the liberals.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

How To Recover From An Electoral Shellacking

A sympathetic Democrat's advice.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

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.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

Why Campaigns Air False Ads

Because why not. And because the law makes them impossible to stop.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

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.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

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.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

Why It's Impossible To Win A Debate

The media and the people want different things. Attack? Or make people like you?

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

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.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

Democrats Sing Elizabeth Warren's Tune

If you listened closely in Charlotte, you could hear a rhetorical liberal resurgence.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

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.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

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.

Blake Zeff • 6 years ago

No, This Isn't The Nastiest Campaign Ever

Welcome to the political class's quadrennial freakout.

Blake Zeff • 7 years ago

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.

Blake Zeff • 7 years ago

The Real 2012 Problem: Two Candidates Afraid Of The Past

Forget the future. Obama and Romney haven't even figured out how to talk about their own records.

Blake Zeff • 7 years ago