The Great Debate

Focusing on 2016, GOP governors overlook their own states

By Bill Schneider
July 7, 2015
Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Scott Walker greets supporters at a rally for Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) in Cedar Rapids

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Mario Cuomo: Hero or ‘Hamlet on the Hudson,’ depending on who you ask

By Jason Fields
January 2, 2015
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Mario Cuomo, who died yesterday, was a liberal lion or a dithering do-gooder, depending on which New York publication you ask.

Va. AG: When voters don’t decide

By Joshua A. Douglas
November 18, 2013

Voters decide who wins an election, right? Not necessarily.

In fact, we may see partisan operatives determine the winner in the razor-thin race for Virginia’s attorney general. After the initial count, Democrat Mark Herring is ahead of Republican Mark Obenshain by a mere 164 votes out of 2.2 million. If Herring remains on top after a recount and any federal court litigation, then the next step is for the Republican candidate to initiate an “election contest” with the Virginia General Assembly.