Candidate Hillary?

Hillary Clinton was busy this week - with a speech in Canada, another before the Association of American Publishers, another before the American Jewish Congress and she is scheduled to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative event at Arizona State...


Rick Perry, the Bushes and the Texas Century

Politics is much like the classic Japanese bunraku puppet theater in which almost life-size puppets are guided through their drama by operators walking behind like ghosts, draped loosely in black sheets. It gives the impression that what you see...


The debt ceiling, again

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard takes your questions on immigration, Keystone and Hillary Clinton. 

O-Care takes backseat to Christie

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard talks about how Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) overshadows the problems with ObamaCare in the news. Also, former Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R-Va.) downward spiral.

Focal points of the 2014 elections

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard talks about the crucial campaign focal points for the 2014 elections and whether the economy will recover in the new year. 

God save us from the Cheneys

Now, Dick Cheney confronts the ultimate disaster within his own family. And he is trying to split the difference. Solomon he ain’t.


Christie on cusp of victory, eyes 2016

It's hard to get excited about a predictable gubernatorial election in the midst of a potential collapse of our healthcare system, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is about to become a huge story.


Hillary Clinton could win all 50 states running against Banana Republicans in 2016

I saw a recent poll suggesting that former first lady, United States senator and secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a hypothetic presidential campaign, even in the reddest states.

This made me think of a happy thought for Democrats: it is within the realm of possibility that Clinton would win all 50 states in an epic, historic and realigning mega-landslide against the party that threatens a Republican default, a Republican economic crash and a Republican government shutdown.

Here's why: 


Government-shutdown-happy GOP could elect a Democratic House in 2014

As an important story in The Hill suggests, even the conservative Wall Street Journal opinion page scorns the obsessive GOP attacks in the party's latest threats to shut the government down. 

When the Journal editorial board states that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and others are charging into fixed bayonets, those bayonets are held by President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (California) and the American people.