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In 2009, we wrote a book, "40 More Years: How Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation." Building on Ruy Teixeira and John Judis' 2002 tour de force "The Emerging Democratic Majority" predicting the 2008 election, we argued that America's diversifying and increasingly liberal youth voters would secure a lasting Democratic majority.

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Why Rick Perry's presidential bid is toastupdated Fri Oct 28 2011 19:16:15

Rick Perry is really starting to annoy me.

Republican field for 2012 is patheticupdated Thu Oct 13 2011 18:34:29

It is no secret that President Obama is in a tough fight for re-election. He is correct in describing himself as the underdog at the present time.

What should the White House do? Panic!updated Wed Sep 14 2011 22:29:24

People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic.

Advice to Romney campaign -- be afraidupdated Mon Sep 12 2011 21:51:44

Memo to the Romney campaign:

A Louisianian's advice on coping with Hurricane Ireneupdated Fri Aug 26 2011 22:00:20

As a Louisianian who has spent a considerable amount of time on the East Coast, I thought I would take this opportunity to give you some tips on how to deal with your little dust-up on the Atlantic. Be advised, my tips are based completely on personal experience.

How Obama should talk about the economyupdated Thu Jun 23 2011 08:37:11

Memo to the president

Obama is looking like a 2008 Republicanupdated Tue May 24 2011 16:01:49

As I sat watching the hysterical and apocalyptic reaction to President Barack Obama's speech addressing the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, in which he endorsed a position that was previously advocated by George W. Bush, Tom DeLay, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, opposition leader Tzipi Livni and even Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, it got me thinking about the other vicious attacks on the president's previous policies.

Republicans, meet your new front-runnerupdated Wed Apr 27 2011 15:17:59

Today's big winner is Donald Trump. His news conference this morning was an utterly brilliant performance in which he claimed, with considerable justification, that he alone was able to get the president of the United States to accomplish what no one else could, not the Clintons, not the press, not anybody: the release of President Obama's "long form" birth certificate.

Obama played his cards right on BPupdated Thu Aug 05 2010 13:23:35

My mother, Ms. Nippy Carville, was a woman of many talents. Two in particular stand out. She was a superb cook (the author of a successful cookbook), and she was an excellent bridge player.

Oil response critic concedes Obama's getting it rightupdated Wed Jun 16 2010 17:24:24

Before the president's address to the nation from the Oval Office, my pal Paul Begala, on "John King USA," reminded everyone of the words of William Shakespeare: "Action is eloquence." By that standard, President Obama has been powerfully eloquent.

Louisiana demands justice, not charityupdated Sun Jun 13 2010 11:30:22

Henry Ford once described history as "one damned thing after another." And he didn't even live in Louisiana.

New Orleans is storming backupdated Mon Feb 15 2010 07:38:21

In September of 2005, no one could have anticipated what we saw in New Orleans last week. What happened on the football field and parade route after the Saints' Super Bowl victory is amazing and uplifting. But what's happening elsewhere in New Orleans also rises to that standard.

Commentary: Obama has best day as presidentupdated Thu Apr 02 2009 19:05:57

If a statesman is one who looks to the next generation and a politician one who looks to the next election, a political consultant must be one who looks to the next tracking poll. Well, I'll go one better and just look at today -- April 2, 2009.

Commentary: Jindal leads GOP on a 'march of folly'updated Thu Feb 26 2009 16:27:49

Over the course of history, governments, political regimes and leaders have done some stupid things despite all arguments to the contrary, at times even against their own self-interest.

Commentary: A history lesson for Rush Limbaughupdated Sun Feb 01 2009 10:36:18

On Thursday, Rush Limbaugh, the moral and intellectual leader and most influential person in the Republican Party in the United States, wrote in the august op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal, the acknowledged epicenter of right-wing thought, that President Obama should adopt a bipartisan solution to address the president's economic stimulus plan -- or as Limbaugh refers to it, "porkulus."