Deep electoral thoughts

Consider this: if somebody had told you a year ago that by early May the Democratic primary would be closer than the Republican primary*, without Joe Biden getting into the race, would you have believed them? I don’t think I would have. * I realize that both contests are effectively over, math-wise, but with Cruz… Continue reading Deep electoral thoughts

The day that was: February 22 2016

I feel like the blog was a little light on original content today, and I do apologize for that. In my defense, I: a) tried checking out this thing called a “gym” for the first time in weeks, which probably means I’ll be mostly immobile tomorrow, and b) I got asked around lunchtime to appear… Continue reading The day that was: February 22 2016

If it were any other candidate…

Maybe I’m missing something here, but a candidate who wins two of his or her party’s first three primaries (caucuses, whatever), and has significant, if not commanding, leads in polling for most of the next round of primaries (at least those for which any decent polling exists), should be considered the prohibitive favorite to win… Continue reading If it were any other candidate…

Foreign policy and the Democratic primary

After I wrote about Bernie Sanders and the Middle East for LobeLog, I decided to write about my irritation with the lack of substantive foreign policy discussion in the Democratic primary in general. I posted the result at Medium yesterday, and I hope you’ll give it a read: Another conclusion that we can draw at… Continue reading Foreign policy and the Democratic primary

Forget it Jake, it’s the Iowa Caucus

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What a President Sanders might mean for the Middle East

Over at LobeLog I’ve got a new piece that looks at what I could find of Bernie Sanders’s statements and record with respect to several core Middle East issues–Israel-Palestine, ISIS, Iran, etc. Sanders doesn’t have much of a foreign policy record, so apart from Israel-Palestine I was going mostly on things he’s said so far… Continue reading What a President Sanders might mean for the Middle East