Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In which former Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., dances Gangnam Style. The reason? He wants young people to become involved in a discussion about cutting the national debt. Does this video inspire you to become involved?

(Source: youtube.com)

Friday, November 9, 2012
The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.
The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.

The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Top 10 Democrat and Republican Presidential Contenders for 2016

Too soon? Maybe. But if you’re sad about Romney losing on Tuesday, find solace in who might be gracing the ballot in four years. 

See the full list of Democrat and Republican contenders.

Who would you vote for? 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. President Obama 
It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.

After All That, Political Status Quo Remains

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Friday, November 2, 2012
The Last Redskins Preelection Home Game Result Might Determine the Election
Sure, people are asking psychics whether Romney or Obama will be inaugurated in January, but we’re looking to America’s (second?) favorite sport for a prediction. 
A Redskins win meant the incumbent party would stay put. A Redskins loss meant the White House would change parties. With only one exception — 2004 — this trend has held in every election cycle.

The Last Redskins Preelection Home Game Result Might Determine the Election

Sure, people are asking psychics whether Romney or Obama will be inaugurated in January, but we’re looking to America’s (second?) favorite sport for a prediction. 

A Redskins win meant the incumbent party would stay put. A Redskins loss meant the White House would change parties. With only one exception — 2004 — this trend has held in every election cycle.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.
Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein

The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.

Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein

Friday, October 26, 2012


The cover of the October 27 issue of National Journal.
Off the Trail: Obama and Romney have ignored the nation’s most impoverished places, leaving their residents to wonder if they matter anymore.By Beth Reinhard.

The cover of the October 27 issue of National Journal.

Off the Trail: Obama and Romney have ignored the nation’s most impoverished places, leaving their residents to wonder if they matter anymore.By Beth Reinhard.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In Canada, they live-blogged. Same thing across the pond in Great Britain. Ditto in Italy and Israel. In France, they dubbed the debate with the dulcet tones of the French language. Al Jazeera English watched and reported on the debate in real time. The Times of India had a story on its website before 7 a.m. India Standard Time.

On a night when President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney turned their focus to foreign policy in ther final debate, media around the globe reciprocated, turning their attention to the debate.

What the Rest of the World Saw During the Final Presidential Debate