Thomas Schaller


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.


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Republicans start every election cycle with structural advantages regardless of the issues and all the other factors that usually determine who wins elections. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The speaker was never master of his own majority. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Republicans never really promised to deploy congressional power to fundamentally change national policy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


For a decade or more, we've been promised an electoral transformation: Younger voters, minorities, and women will prevail over the older, conservative majority. Is this the year the predictions come true? Read more


Tom Schaller scores a ticket to a Denver event for the Blue Dog caucus and, as Code Pink protests and corporates sponsors look on, considers the role of centrists in today's Democratic Party. Read more