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"If you read just three people analyzing American politics today, do yourself a favor and make certain that Rhodes Cook is one of them. Rhodes is one of the three wisest Americans now analyzing this country's politics. As somebody who writes on politics, I want my reader to have one of two reactions: 1) Gee, I never knew that or 2) Gee, I never thought of it that way! Every time I read Rhodes Cook I have both reactions--with some envy--Gee, I never knew that and Gee, I never thought of it that way." 

~ Mark Shields, Analyst on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, panelist on "Inside Washington," Syndicated Columnist, Creators Syndicate.

Monday
Mar012010

Three More Specials

For those looking for clues to the fall elections, the special congressional contests thus far has proved to be a mixed bag.

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Monday
Feb152010

Gauging Anti-Incumbent Sentiment

This month’s first-in-the-nation primary provided some mixed clues as to the strength of anti-incumbent sentiment.

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Monday
Feb012010

2010 Election Cycle: Round Two

The Republicans are off to a good start in the 2010 election cycle, having handily won the first round – the trio of state elections that began with the gubernatorial contests in New Jersey and Virginia last November and concluded with the Massachusetts special Senate election a fortnight ago.

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Thursday
Jan212010

Reversal of Fortune

One of my father’s favorite sayings was “Once an accident; twice an accident; three times never.”

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Monday
Jan182010

First, Do No Harm

One question that may be well to ask about President Obama's campaign trip to Massachusetts today is whether it might do more harm than good. His appearance feeds into the populist, "man against the machine" story line of Republican senatorial candidate Scott Brown. And if the 2008 presidential primary is a guide, Obama has never been that popular even among Massachusetts Democrats.

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