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Robert A. Levine: It’s still L’economie globale, stupide!

The current inevitable post-election punditry has, perhaps also inevitably, gotten it mostly wrong. The Democratic defeat is attributed to President Barack Obama’s elitist intellectual style, his tactical error in focusing on health care, his ultra-liberalism, his failure to fight for liberal goals, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s harshness, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s mildness (which kept […]

Lisa Murkowski Gives Her Take On Sarah Palin’s New Reality Show

JUNEAU, Alaska — There’s one person who won’t be tuning in Sunday when Sarah Palin’s new TV series airs: Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski tells The Associated Press she has no plans to watch the TLC travelogue, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Murkowski says she read a review slamming the show. Besides that, she says, “I know what […]

UFO Sighting ‘Outliers’

Cliff Young and Julia Clark warn not to misread the midterm tea leaves. Mark Mellman argues the election results were caused by a combination of exposure and recession. David Hill says tribalism drove the 2010 results. Jon Cohen points to revised exit polling numbers. Jay Cost breaks down election results by region (more here). John […]

Stuart Connelly: Patriot Games: Why the New Valerie Plame Film Matters

I am no stranger to U.S. government’s propensity to conspire against perceived enemies of the state. Having worked this entire year on a book with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s personal lawyer and trusted confidant Clarence B. Jones, I’ve had the dubious distinction of reviewing many disturbing, previously classified FBI and Justice Department memoranda. They clearly […]

Bob Burnett: The Jobs Crisis: What Obama Should Say

On November 2nd, Democrats were “shellacked” because they didn’t have a coherent message about the jobs crisis. Whereas Republicans said, “Lower taxes and fewer regulations create jobs,” Dems equivocated, “Let’s not go back to the Bush era.” To prevent another Democratic disaster in 2012, President Obama must develop a forceful jobs narrative. While most demographic […]

Jerry Weissman: Communication without the Co: Part I

In this month’s turnabout election that swept Democrats out of office and Republicans into power, one race stands out as a dramatic exception: Harry Reid, the incumbent Democratic Senator of Nevada and Senate Majority Leader, beat his Tea Party challenger Sharron Angle, despite her lead in the polls right up until Election Day. How did […]

Ken Blackwell: Barack Obama: The Most Anti-Israel President!

With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again. Sadly, it’s a most unenviable title. I believe he is the most anti-Israel President in U.S. history. In going to Jakarta, Indonesia, to launch his latest attack, he literally went to the ends of the earth to give voice to his displeasure. He […]

Lisa Murkowski REJECTS Joe Miller’s Vote Fraud Claims

JUNEAU, Alaska — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign declared she’s headed for re-election, saying rival Joe Miller’s unverified voter fraud claims and frivolous challenges of write-in ballots are pointing to his desperation. Murkowski, whose hopes for another term hinge on her winning a write-in effort, undisputedly held 89.8 percent of that vote with 45,132 ballots […]

Inside Eric Holder’s Mission

A few days after Rahm Emanuel resigned as White House chief of staff in October, I stopped by the Justice Department to see Eric Holder. I had been meeting with the attorney general periodically for about a year (since he was named one of GQ’s Men of the Year last December), and I knew from […]