Israel to Launch Global Institute at Cornell

Former U.S. Rep Steve Israel  is  heading to Cornell University this spring to launch a new academic institute, the Cornell Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. To goal is to “raise the discourse, deepen the understanding of political affairs,” he said. “I want the Institute Read More …

Opinion: 5 Ways Democrats Can Turn House Win into Future Success

We won the House majority. We won districts that we didn’t even think were competitive. Champagne bottles were uncorked, optimism was wild, and hopes were high. But that isn’t yesterday’s news. That was 2006’s news, which was the last midterm election that Democrats won. Four Read More …

6 Ways Democrats Could Lose Shot at Winning the House

The House midterms are, at this point, the Democratic Party’s to lose. Every benchmark favors them: the political energy, the money raised, the generic ballot, and a presidential job approval rating unable to break the forties. There are more than 60 truly competitive races in Read More …

Opinion: Trump Voters Will Never Flip but That’s Great News for Democrats

It was more James Cagney than commander in chief. The president of the United States, interviewed on Fox News, proclaimed for the American people, “It’s called flipping, and it almost ought to be illegal.” He was reacting to news that Michael Cohen, his former special counsel, Read More …

Opinion: Democrats Partying Like It’s 2006

  Democrats are partying like it’s 2006, which was the last time they snatched the majority from House Republicans. But August doesn’t tell you much about upcoming elections. Actually, September is when the cruel electoral winds shake loose some House seats. I remember sitting in Read More …

Opinion: America Is Waging a Civic War

Pop quiz! Question #1: Name each of the three branches of government. Question #2: Name each of the Three Stooges. If you are reading the opinion section of The Hill, you probably nailed both questions. But a 2006 national poll conducted by Zogby found that only 42 Read More …

Opinion: Is Trump Colluding With the Democrats?

Is Donald Trump is colluding with Nancy Pelosi instead of Vladimir Putin? Is he a machiavellian savant who knows that his only path to reelection in 2020 is to help elect a Democratic congressional majority in 2018? Those are the only rational explanations for his endorsing, just 99 days Read More …

Opinion: Requiem for the GOP

It was a nice party while it lasted. Republicans once stood for a hawkish foreign policy. But 79 percent of Republican voters said they approved of President Donald Trump’s dovish coddling of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Suddenly, the skepticism of Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Read More …