from The Great Debate:

Fighting for democracy in South Asia

By Nisha Biswal
November 15, 2013

For the first time in post-colonial history, all of the countries of South Asia are democracies.

from The Great Debate:

For Biden, Mexico’s endless allure

By Duncan Wood and Christopher Wilson
September 20, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden recently canceled the Panama leg of his trip to Latin America, citing the need to be in Washington, focusing on Syria. He did not, however, cancel his visit to Mexico.

from India Insight:

Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi: The burden of perception

April 4, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily of Reuters)

from The Great Debate:

Where Karl Rove was right

By Gregory Rodriguez
November 8, 2012

Give Karl Rove a break. His meltdown on election night may not have been entirely about Fox News prematurely calling Ohio for President Barack Obama. After all, the poor guy had every right to get upset while watching the Republican Party nominee’s campaign crash and burn.

from The Great Debate:

Is Obama good for black people?

By Ari Melber
November 1, 2012

Is President Barack Obama good for black people?  While Obama heads into Election Day with strong support from black voters, some black intellectuals are pressing that question.

from The Great Debate:

Obama’s base and politics of disappointment

By Joel Kotkin
October 29, 2012

There may be no better illustration of President Barack Obama’s appeal than his ability to hold onto voters -- minorities, single moms and young people -- who have fared the worst under his presidency. The big question as we approach Election Day may be whether these constituencies, having been mauled by the economy, will show up in sufficient numbers to ensure Obama's re-election.

from Tales from the Trail:

Notes from Freedom, New Hampshire

July 4, 2011

(View an in-depth look at scenes from Iowa and New Hampshire in a downloadable pdf format here and a look ahead to the primaries here)

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Swallows and Democrats

October 25, 2010

In the words of Aristotle: "one swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy."

from Tales from the Trail:

Republican, Democratic party chiefs see victory in battle for the House

October 25, 2010

In dueling appearances on the Sunday morning news shows, the heads of the Democratic and Republican parties made the same  prediction -- After the Nov. 2 elections, our guys will control the House.

from Tales from the Trail:

Pelosi takes on Chamber of Commerce over campaign spending

October 22, 2010

The phrase "Buy American"  may be taking on a new connotation in the rough-and-tumble battle over corporate financing and the midterm congressional elections.