1. John Kerry: From Swiftboating to Swift Confirmation

    The Democrat’s successful nomination reflects the death of neoconservatism.

    John Kerry's ascension to the position of secretary of state isn't just the culmination of one's man career in public service. The successful nomination to this post of the man who went down to defeat against…
  1. Electoral Fight of the Future: Go West, Young Man!

    Western states’ growing Hispanic population can change the outcome of national elections.

    Often forgotten amid the larger, classic swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, the American West is finding itself in a new position of prominence in the 2012 election and will likely retain that prominence as the country's demographics shift in the Democrats' favor…
  1. Barack Obama Deserves Second Term

    The Democrat pulled the economy from the brink of collapse while Republicans stood by.

    Regardless of whether or not this presidential election is a referendum or a choice, President Barack Obama deserves to be reelected on both counts. On the economy and foreign affairs, the Democrat has shown himself to be a better…
  1. Ryan’s Struggles Betray Party’s Foreign Policy Rupture

    The vice presidential candidate could hardly defend a foreign policy that is incoherent.

    Foreign policy was once the purview of the Republican Party but since it launched two major wars in the Middle East with no exit strategy and no plan to pay for it, the party has found itself in…
  1. The Self Fulfilling Prophecy of Mitt Romney’s Collapse

    The Republican’s response to every campaign crisis only makes him less popular.

    A "convention bounce" isn't news and it usually doesn't last until November. Likewise, a week or so of lousy polls and bad news -- even if it's really, really bad…