In case you doubted your President was a bully….

When it comes to “acting Presidential,” definitions and expectations are left open to interpretation. Me? I prefer my President to not be an embarrassment. I’d like to think a President would be someone possessed of maturity and an air of gravitas. He should understand his every word, thought, and deed … Continue reading

History Must Not Repeat Itself: How the Democrats Could Lose the Presidency–Again

    by Walter Brasch In 1967, the United States was digging itself deeper into the war in Vietnam. The anti-war movement was being forged by the youth, energetic and willing to stand up to establishment values. They were the peace-loving environmentally-friendly hippies, the more radical but fun-loving Yippies, and … Continue reading

The Slow-Learning Retired Admiral with a Ph.D.

by Walter Brasch Joe Sestak, a liberal Democrat with a commitment to social and economic justice, is a slow learner. It’s isn’t because he’s dumb—he graduated second in his class of 900 midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, one of the most rigorous colleges in the country; a decade later, … Continue reading

Obama Needs Good Convention, Strategists Say

As Democrats gather in Charlotte, N.C., to formally renominate President Obama for another term, it’s critical that convention go well to propel the president toward re-election in the fall, according to a pair of top Democratic strategists. “This is a close presidential race where President Obama and the Democrats still … Continue reading

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire

Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe has announced her retirement. A moderate Republican, who has often voted with Democrats in the Senate cited the extreme partisanship of recent years as her reasoning. In a statement Snowe said, “Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate … Continue reading

Democrats Pull Ahead In Congressional Vote

For the first time since the 2010 election, Democrats have taken the lead in the congressional vote and this poll shows that third-party defections on the presidential ballot could prove devastating for the Republicans, according to a new poll out Friday. Moreover, the intensity gap has shifted in the Democrats’ … Continue reading

Obama Maintains High Public Opinion

President Obama’s first months in the Oval Office have strengthened his “standing with the American public, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, giving him political capital for battles ahead.” As his 100th day as president approaches next Wednesday, the survey shows Obama has not only maintained robust approval ratings but also bolstered … Continue reading