Obama and the Post-Partisan Vote

Posted by: eric on January 30, 2009 at 9:46 am

Less than ten days in, the Obama administration is already embroiled in the partisan controversies that have dogged every president over the last thirty years, dispelling any notion of a honeymoon for the new president. With conservatives on Capitol Hill reverting to the attack-dog mode they perfected during the Clinton years, it’s easy to understand […]

Why the Youth Vote Is the Big Story — For 2008 and for Decades to Come

Posted by: eric on January 16, 2009 at 2:22 am

In the wake of Barack Obama’s impressive electoral triumph, pundits, policy advocates, and analysts of every stripe are debating the causes of the victory and its lessons for future campaigns and for both major parties. In particular, members of various Democratic constituency groups are arguing over who should get the credit for delivering the “decisive” […]