Walter Shapiro

Walter Shapiro, who has covered the last nine presidential races, is a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU and is a lecturer in political science at Yale. His email is waltershapiro@ymail.com. And you can follow him on Twitter @waltershapiroPD.

 

Recent Articles

Guns and Gut Feelings

Obama's good intentions post-Newtown haven't been enough to fix our gun problem. So what's next for gun-control legislation?

AP Images/Jacquelyn Martin

Sometimes in politics good intentions are not enough. Even though the president often radiates all the passion of some-assembly-required instructions from Ikea, the dead children at Sandy Hook Elementary School obviously scarred Obama’s soul. But nearly seven months after Newtown, perhaps we should sadly conclude that this time is not different and that Obama accomplished little that is lasting with his intense advocacy of gun control.

Dear 2016 Democratic Upstart

AP Images/Charles Dharapak

Since you have time to read an unsolicited memo with such a provocative subject line, it is safe to assume that your name is not Hillary or Joe.

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