House Republicans No Longer Need to Worry About What Is Good for the Party

By: Thursday September 19, 2013 11:05 am

I think this line from Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas does a good job summarizing the problem with the GOP right now but misses a very important component: Here’s the Republican Party’s problem, in two sentences: It would be a disaster for the party to shut down the government over Obamacare. But it’s good for [...]

Finally, A Moderate Republican Presidential Candidate Who Can Easily Win a Primary

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:23 am

Ezra Klein, as one of President Barack Obama most stalwart “liberal” defenders, is out with a column today admitting that on most important issues, Obama’s position has been that of what until recently would have been considered a moderate Republican. From the column entitled Obama revealed: A moderate Republican: Perhaps this is just the logical [...]

Dems Will Win House, Lose Senate in 2012? Not Likely

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 7:30 pm

Today, Ezra Klein pointed out that on Intrade, people are betting Democrats have a decent chance of winning back the House but are unlikely to hold the Senate: I was tooling around InTrade last night and noticed that the betting markets are giving Democrats much better odds of retaking the House of Representatives in 2012 [...]

First is First; Second is a Mandate?

By: Tuesday July 27, 2010 2:33 pm

Determining who wins and who loses in a democratic system should be easy. After the election, the party that won the most votes, ends up with the most seats and controls the government is clearly the winner. That’s the electorate’s choice. Yet somehow, the Washington Beltway media have created a fantasy world where merely winning [...]

It’s the Economy, Stupid Democrats

By: Monday July 12, 2010 12:55 pm

Growth in real disposable income leading up to an election is a near-perfect predictor of how the incumbent party will do, says Ezra Klein in a perceptive article. This close correlation should not be surprising. People judge the majority party based on how much their personal economic standing has improved or deteriorated, as well as [...]

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