Matthew Petti, Columbia University: 2016 is not 1968, but it looks similar in many ways: in a year of global turmoil, the Democratic nominee faces strong opposition from the Left. As in the infamous summer of 1968 in Chicago, much of this opposition manifested in street demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention. Although Philadelphia did […]Read more "It’s (Not) Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Ian Churchill, University of Maryland: When business mogul Donald J. Trump shot to the top of the field of candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for President this summer, it seemed as though Mr. Trump was the only person in America not taken by surprise. Appearing to survive solely by insulting his opponents, Mr. Trump […]Read more "Donald Trump: Candidate or Character?"
McHenry Lee, JHU: For a race that so far has been dominated by a candidate unwilling or unable to delve into the nuances of policy, Wednesday night’s debate was a change of pace. For over three hours, the top eleven candidates debated back and forth with only one break. Amid a flurry of one-liners and […]Read more "Policy Amid Politics: An Analysis of the Second GOP Debate"
McHenry Lee, JHU: On Sunday, Hillary Clinton announced that she is seeking to become the first woman President in the history of the United States. For those who follow politics this should come as no surprise as we have been down this road before. At the start of the 2008 Presidential cycle Hillary Clinton was […]Read more "The Inevitability of Hillary Clinton?"
Tyler Lewis, UMBC: Now that we have arrived in the year 2015, the pot of potential candidates for the 2016 General Election has dwindled down, painting a clearer picture on the political figures we might see debating at the primaries next year. Below I will analyze the top two candidates for both the Democratic and […]Read more "Frontrunners for the 2016 Presidential Election"
Nick Clyde, JHU: With the recent announcement of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s candidacy for president, 2016 is already on the minds of many. Senator Cruz, who is the first major candidate to announce, is already being identified as too extreme to win the Republican nomination, though his Tea Party antics will most certainly swing the […]Read more "Could a Socialist Win the Democratic Nomination?"
Kathryn Cui, JHU: Hillary Clinton made a feeble but revealing attempt to set some kind of tone for her presumed 2016 presidential campaign in Santa Clara, California, last week, in the heart of a region notoriously inequitable in its distribution of wealth and prosperity. Mrs. Clinton rattled off a list of populist items to a […]Read more "Clinton’s Identity Crisis"
Author: Dana Ettinger, Johns Hopkins University _____________________________________________________________________________________ Search “Mitt Romney comeback” and several results pop up. Op-eds from various news outlets proclaim his “perfect position” to run for the GOP’s presidential ticket in 2016. Political pundits have begun tossing his name around, a sharp contrast from the attention given to Chris Christie a few months […]Read more "Romney and Sarkozy: Familiar but Flawed"