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Battling Into Overtime

Why the 2016 presidential race may mark the decisive final round of the confrontation between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

Swing Voters Hold Key to Immigration Debate

These are the people who shift the balance to one side or the other, either accepting a policy as reasonable or condemning it as ill-advised or illegitimate.

Trial Run

Republicans should see the midterms as providing an opportunity to show they can responsibly govern.

Electoral Roller Coaster

If neither party can ease economic woes for voters, both will find it hard to hold on to political power for long.

Will Congress Use Executive Order on Immigration as Excuse for More Gridlock?

I hope President Obama issues his order but delays its effective date until early next year, giving the House one last chance to do something on the issue. 

Brazil Declares War on Potato Chips, Soda, and Chicken Nuggets

Brazilian guidelines mark the first time a developing country has tried to stop a change in consumer behavior before junk food dominates—as it does in America.  

Obama's Agenda Threatens to Divide the Democratic Party

Hillary Clinton's ability to win the White House in 2016 depends on the president moving to the middle, not playing to his base.

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Battling Into Overtime

Why the 2016 presidential race may mark the decisive final round of the confrontation between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

Swing Voters Hold Key to Immigration Debate

These are the people who shift the balance to one side or the other, either accepting a policy as reasonable or condemning it as ill-advised or illegitimate.

Trial Run

Republicans should see the midterms as providing an opportunity to show they can responsibly govern.

Electoral Roller Coaster

If neither party can ease economic woes for voters, both will find it hard to hold on to political power for long.

Will Congress Use Executive Order on Immigration as Excuse for More Gridlock?

I hope President Obama issues his order but delays its effective date until early next year, giving the House one last chance to do something on the issue. 

Brazil Declares War on Potato Chips, Soda, and Chicken Nuggets

Brazilian guidelines mark the first time a developing country has tried to stop a change in consumer behavior before junk food dominates—as it does in America.  

Obama's Agenda Threatens to Divide the Democratic Party

Hillary Clinton's ability to win the White House in 2016 depends on the president moving to the middle, not playing to his base.

Show More