No, Donald Trump’s candidacy doesn’t mean that presidential nominations are completely different now

Donald Trump and his then-wife, Ivana, pose outside the Federal Courthouse after she was sworn in as a United States citizen in May 1988. (AP) Does the… Read More

If you think super PACs have changed everything about the presidential primary, think again

Your Republican presidential field, minus the guy in the glasses. (AP Photos) The 2016 presidential nomination campaigns have been lively, especially on the Republican… Read More

How campaign finance law makes senators early lame ducks

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) delivers remarks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in October 2013.  (Shawn Thew/EPA) For campaign watchers, today’s big news is that after… Read More

What Mitt Romney's withdrawal says about parties and presidential nominations

Mitt Romney (Steve Pope/Getty Images) As news junkies already know, Mitt Ronney has ended his brief 2016 presidential “exploration.” Romney never became a… Read More

What Mitt Romney’s withdrawal says about parties and presidential nominations

Mitt Romney (Steve Pope/Getty Images) As news junkies already know, Mitt Ronney has ended his brief 2016 presidential “exploration.” Romney never became a formal… Read More

Charles Schumer's flawed diagnosis of polarization

Polarization is a serious issue in American politics, and Charles Schumer is one of our leading senators. Yet Schumer’s recent op-ed advocating the replacement… Read More

Charles Schumer’s flawed diagnosis of polarization

Polarization is a serious issue in American politics, and Charles Schumer is one of our leading senators. Yet Schumer’s recent op-ed advocating the replacement… Read More

Robert Strauss is dead, but political parties are alive and well

The New York Times uses the passing of Washington super-lawyer and former Democratic National Committee Chair Robert Strauss as an occasion to discuss… Read More

Republicans were for the shutdown deal before they voted against it

Even in a Crisis, some Members of Congress have it both ways. Read More

The mythical moderates?

Why aren't moderate Republicans moving to end the shutdown? Read More