Archives: December 2011

Why a Paul Win in Iowa Won't Matter

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 29

It's getting hard to imagine a plausible scenario in which Mitt Romney does not wind up as the Republican presidential nominee -- he has the money, experience, and staff the...

How the Tea Party Revolt on Payroll Taxes Hurts Republicans

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 22

With the Iowa caucuses just 10 days away, tradition dictates that the nation's political attention should be riveted upon the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But while that contest...

Why the Payroll Tax-Cut Extension Failed

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 19

The big news over the weekend, besides the death of the "Dear Leader," was the unexpected revolt by House Speaker John Boehner over the bipartisan extension of the payroll tax...

Is Mitt Not Mormon Enough?

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 14

Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, as shrewd a political analyst as anyone, stopped by Bloomberg's Washington office this afternoon to share his insights on the presidential race....

Romney, Self-Described "Progressive"

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 13

Mitt Romney seems to be experiencing a death-by-a-thousand cuts, many of them made possible by the copious video/documentary record of his 1994 challenge to Ted Kennedy. It's Romney's misfortune that...

The Green Bay Packers Have Outperformed the Dow

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 12

The Bloomberg terminal has a seemingly boundless supply of fascinating data, along with a handy charting function -- something I'm going to teach myself to use in hopes of sharing...

Obama Gingerly Embraces Occupy Wall Street

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 09

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered a speech in Osawatomie, Kans., on the erosion of American middle-class opportunity and the government's duty to turn this around, which he cast as ''the...

The Politics of Newt's Marriage

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 07

Mitt Romney has begun airing a new television ad ("Leader," above) that's being widely interpreted as a not-so-subtle attack on Newt Gingrich's eventful marital history. (Maybe you've heard about...

Why Ron Paul Snubbed Donald Trump

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 05

Ron Paul wasn't the first candidate to snub the Dec. 27th Republican debate that Donald Trump is set to moderate. That honor goes to Jon Huntsman, who put out this...

If Newt Gingrich is the Answer, Tea Party has Failed

Posted by: Joshua Green on December 01

Newt Gingrich is only the latest improbable Republican frontrunner, and unlike those who preceded him -- Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain -- he has a decent chance...

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