Daniel McCarthy

iran hawks

Trump likes to keep his enemies close and his hawks closer

May 15, 2019 12:09 pm

Regime change is on the agenda for Iran in a way that it is not in North Korea

us-russia

The great folly of US-Russia misunderstandings

May 6, 2019 7:33 am

Washington and Moscow should be careful what they wish for

biden

Joe Biden is Obama without hope 

April 24, 2019 5:04 am

He offers voters no change

weld

The curious candidacy of William Weld 

April 16, 2019 4:04 am

The former Massachusetts governor is entirely a figure of the past. Why is he running?

biden

How Biden loses

March 18, 2019 9:14 am

He’s just a familiar face who entails the fewest risks

12 senators trumpism

Has Trumpism hit the wall?

March 14, 2019 5:54 pm

Trump remains the strongest force in the GOP. But what comes after him?

beto

Why Beto is a Beta

March 14, 2019 12:08 pm

He might think himself the next Bill Clinton, but he’s probably the next John Edwards

libertarians

Why libertarians are wrong

February 21, 2019 9:12 am

They don’t appreciate that the political crisis could come sooner than the economic one

star power

The Democrats don’t have a star

February 13, 2019 10:43 am

Name recognition and star power split the 2020 field

primary trump

The NeverTrumpers never learn

January 27, 2019 10:22 am

The 2020 attempts to ‘primary’ Donald Trump will be even more pathetic than 2016

liberal punch child

What makes a liberal want to punch a child?

January 20, 2019 8:15 am

The progressive media doesn’t care about what really happened when it has white boys in MAGA caps to hate

character

How character counts with Donald Trump

December 31, 2018 7:11 am

The quality that counts in a president is whether he suits the needs of the country at a given moment

war machine

Donald Trump is a man of peace – his enemies are a war machine

December 20, 2018 7:22 am

War brings our elite together

bill kristol the weekly standard

Don’t blame Trump for the demise of the Weekly Standard

December 7, 2018 11:49 am

Its value lay in the fact it was an insider magazine

george bush sr

Mourn Bush Sr, but don’t celebrate him for what he did to America and the world

December 1, 2018 4:18 am

If you don’t like Donald Trump, or Bush II, or for that matter Bill Clinton, you should wish that George H.W. Bush never got into politics

cultural conservatism

Is cultural conservatism doomed by demographics?

November 27, 2018 10:38 am

Liberals dominate education, entertainment, tech and the media

donald trump wins

The way Trump wins again

November 18, 2018 7:09 pm

In 2020, if Trump prevails in either Michigan or Pennsylvania, and holds Ohio and Florida, he is almost assured victory

kyrsten sinema libertarians greens

Don’t blame Libertarians or Greens when your party loses

November 9, 2018 10:49 am

In defense of third-party voters

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Will the Trump economy affect the outcome of the midterms?

November 5, 2018 10:09 am

A healthy economy can help limit the incumbent administration’s losses

donald trump birthright citizenship axios jonathan swan

Calm down, President Trump won’t change birthright citizenship yet

October 31, 2018 9:32 am

The Democrats’ broad interpretation of the 14th Amendment is not a winner with the American public

donald trump illinois civil

Liberals don’t want Donald Trump to be civil. They want him to lose

October 28, 2018 1:34 pm

Violence should not be a cudgel with which to beat political opponents — but it is

political entrepreneur donald trump newt gingrich

The Democrats need a political entrepreneur

October 24, 2018 8:39 am

Reagan, Gingrich and Trump all transformed their parties. The Democrats don’t have anyone that can do that

nancy pelosi

The party of Pelosi can win in November — but not in 2020

October 15, 2018 10:26 am

Midterms simply are not a reliable verdict on a president’s job performance or re-electability

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White liberalism is dying

October 8, 2018 7:55 am

It’s too liberal for a majority of whites, yet too distant from the concerns of most non-whites

presidential alert

Don’t blame Trump for the Presidential Alert folly

October 5, 2018 5:46 am

The new alerts are likely to prove harmless, if unnecessary