January 5, 2008
Get your kids out and put them in front of the TV: The Clinton Era officially ended at 9:34 p.m. EST when Edwards paired with Obama to bury Hillary as a non-agent of change.
Republicans start every election cycle with structural advantages regardless of the issues and all the other factors that usually determine who wins elections.
The speaker was never master of his own majority.
Republicans never really promised to deploy congressional power to fundamentally change national policy.
Thomas F. Schaller is an associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House.