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September 11, 2013 8:46 AM Care About Presidential Power? Stay Out of Quagmires.

It was posted ages (a day) ago, but amidst all the double-bank-shot, speculative gaming of the political situation regarding Syria, I think this simple, strong insight (from Jonathan Bernstein) is well worth noting: [T]here’s one permutation that absolutely, no question...

By Andrew Sabl

August 09, 2013 8:04 AM Rick Santorum, Still Not Going Away

Byron York had an column on Rick Santorum earlier in the week, featuring an interview, and asserting that "Santorum will again be underestimated" as a presidential candidate in 2016. Now, for one thing, he repeats the "runner-up" nonsense. But we...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 05, 2013 9:16 AM Why Governors Don't Make Better Presidents

Brad DeLong is absolutely correct about this: [T]he failure in 2009 to nominate Fed governors who would give Bernanke a left wing on the FMOC to balance out the bank presidents and thus give him freedom of maneuver was a...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 01, 2013 1:35 PM Does a Presidential Candidate Really Need to Be an Average Joe?

Chris Cillizza, on why Chris Christie is a strong candidate: As Mitt Romney, John Kerry and Al Gore can attest — and not in a good way — being, or at least seeming, like an average Joe is critically important...

By Jonathan Bernstein

July 15, 2013 8:05 AM The Trouble with Predicting Presidential Elections

This, from Megan McArdle: My assertion that there’s a 70% chance that the GOP controls White House, Senate, and House in 2017 has attracted a lot of pushback. And it’s certainly possible that I’m wrong! Here’s my thinking, for what...

By Henry Farrell