Your handy guide to Election Day narratives

In order to make it easier to decipher the cacophony of punditry surrounding election results, I’ve put together this quick guide to Election Day narratives: The 2010 midterms are a referendum on Obama’s presidency. This is an inescapable thread tying...

Brokaw: debate about war conspicuously absent in midterms

Aside from grumblings on the left about endless war in Afghanistan, Tom Brokaw is right: Notice anything missing on the campaign landscape? How about war? The United States is now in its ninth year of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, the longest wars in American...

Over-confidence is a central factor in the Democratic train wreck

Whether or not Democrats hold on to their majorities, the 2010 midterms are shaping up as a classic case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, a Democratic specialty. You know things are bad when Democrats are message-hopping faster then John McCain in 2008...

The circus of Election 2010 summed up in one story

It’s hard to imagine an election season filled with more sideshows, motley characters and bizarre statements. This story (courtesy of Greg Sargent) combines just enough outlandish elements to sum it all up: Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle told a crowd of...