So much for the dire predictions. Billions in spending cuts went into effect two weeks ago, but few have noticed.
Elaine Kamarck is a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has worked in five Democratic presidential campaigns, the Clinton/Gore White House and is the author of “Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates have Shaped the Modern Nominating System.”
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When voters gave the president four more years, questions about the 2008 election were answered once and for all. It wasn’t a fluke. In fact, it’s paved the way for a new American era.
In spite of his best efforts, the Republican Party is dragging Mitt Romney down.
The subtext of the second presidential debate was all Ohio, all the time. At every opportunity the two candidates came back to the three C’s that matter there: cars, China and coal.
Time and time again, Elaine Kamarck says, the public saw why, in spite of a proclivity for putting his foot in his mouth, Biden was put on the ticket in the first place.
We like to think that things happen for a reason. But a new book reminds us that history unfolds thanks mostly to a healthy dose of chance.
The perennial election question has no easy answer this year. Elaine Kamarck says that’s making both parties nervous.
If appealing to moderate voters is the key to Barack Obama’s victory this fall, commentator Elaine Kamarck says democratic strategists need to memorize Bill Clinton’s political playbook.
Elaine Kamarck says that while modern conventions may be boring, they are not obsolete. After all, the delegates have the final say in who gets to run for president.
Elaine Kamarck says Ohio Sen. Rob Portman would reinforce the image Mitt Romney has to pump up in order to beat President Obama – competence.