In this November 2014 post on Mischiefs of Faction, I examine the midterm election. Presidential job approval rules our world, white Southern Democrats are a vanishing breed, and Duverger’s Law ain’t dead.
In an April 2014 post on Mischiefs of Faction, I contemplate the hostility of GOP elites towards Rand Paul’s foreign policy views. Can they persuade the masses to care about the issue? I draw a lot upon Pew’s study of American public opinion on foreign policy — Republicans look mostly, but not entirely, hawkish. Since this post, the foreign policy debate has shifted toward Ukraine and Iraq — more “comfort food” for Republican insiders, who get to denounce a Democratic president for being “soft.”
In an April 2014 post on Mischiefs of Faction, I speculate about the effect of immigration on Jeb Bush’s presidential prospects.
In this September 2013 post from “Mischiefs of Faction,” I note that whomever Republicans nominate for president, he (or she) will be sure to advocate tax cuts.
In this September 2013 post from “Mischiefs of Faction,” I discuss Republican opposition to intervention in Syria.