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Against the Grain

Here’s the Real Reason Hillary Clinton Has a Lock on the Democratic Nomination

Support from African-Americans is key, and her would-be challengers aren't doing much to win it.

Republicans’ Donald Trump Debate Mistake

The RNC limited the number of presidential debates to avoid a circus. Instead, they're accidentally setting up Trump to steal the show, while keeping serious candidates off the...

The Great 2016 Foreign Policy Gamble

Republicans believe 2016 will be a national security election.  Democrats think it's merely an issue driving the conservative base. Somebody is going to pay the price of m...

Hillary Clinton's Identity Crisis

This is a candidate in the middle of an identity crisis, trying to appeal to the Democratic Party's myriad constituencies while forging an overall message that can appeal to "a...

Chris Christie Is Stealing John McCain's Playbook

Down in the polls, the New Jersey governor is camping out in New Hampshire and focusing on national security as he tries to rebuild momentum for his flagging campaign.

Rand Paul Is Following Ron Paul All the Way to a 2016 Loss

By railing against any government surveillance designed to target terrorists and suggesting that U.S. military intervention fueled the rise of ISIS, he's badly alienating the v...

Bernie Sanders and the Democrats' Very Own Tea Party

His ascendancy in the primary is a sign of the party's hard left turn, not his personal appeal.

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