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Charlie Cook

Political Analyst

Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and political analyst for National Journal, where he writes two weekly columns . He also writes a regular column for Washington Quarterly, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and is a political analyst for NBC News. In 2010, Charlie was a co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's prestigious Carey McWilliams award to honor "a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics."

Latest From Charlie Cook

A Deeper Understanding of an Enigmatic President

The Stranger offers a deeper understanding of the actions and motivations of an enigmatic president.

Politicians Can't Ignore Their Opponents' Perspective

Instead of living in denial, both parties need to look closely at the other's viewpoint to see what they need to do to succeed.

Bird's-Eye View

Those who are no longer in the trenches of political warfare have the best perspective on the perils of partisanship.

Democrats Paved the Way for Their Own Decline

They have subordinated their traditional focus on helping working-class Americans move up the economic ladder in favor of other priorities.

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.

Are We Ready for Hillary?

The fact is that Clinton may be more acceptable as a candidate than she was eight years ago because of her additional layer of experience.

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