A New Trend Emerges

Remember when the whole lefthand side of the blogosphere was all aflutter over a spot poll passed in the immediate wake of the passage of health care reform that showed that the public actually approved of the Democratic plan to bankrupt the nation – er, pass health care reform?  This despite months of polling showing [...]


The big story of the day, of course, is the Massachusetts Senate race.  Given the stakes for health care reform, it may be the biggest single Senate race of my lifetime.  Scott Brown has the momentum and a sizable lead in almost all the late polling, but the Dems will bring a mighty GOTV effort [...]

Brown Victory Now A Very Real Possibility

It is now undeniable:  Scott Brown has the momentum in the Massachusetts Senate race, and the cause is health care.  That should be horrifying news to Democrats – and if they had any sanity, they would pull back from the brink and embrace the realization that the voters are preparing to send a powerful message.  [...]

The Shape Of Things To Come?

The Massachusetts Senate race is notable for many reasons, and the lesson seems hard to ignore: Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new [...]

A Katrina Moment? I Doubt It

I’ve been quite critical of Barack Obama of late, and rightly so…and there is no doubt he has been in a major slump.  When a Democrat loses Frank Rich, you know he’s in a bit of trouble: A CHARMING visit with Jay Leno won’t fix it. A 90 percent tax on bankers’ bonuses won’t fix [...]

2010 News Already?

Yes, I know Obama is speaking in primetime in just a bit, but really, do we expect any actual news from that?  I doubt it…so here’s a first peak at next year, in my own backyard. I don’t know why Kay Bailey Hutchison has decided to leave a safe Senate seat to take on an [...]