MN-08: Tarryl Clark Uses Partisan Anger for a Political Two-Step

By: Monday May 9, 2011 2:00 pm

Long-shot races against polarizing incumbents could become one of the newest routes for young politicians to fast-track their political careers, if Democrat Tarryl Clark’s recent political two-step pays off.

Political Cynicism on the Rise, Says Pew Poll

By: Friday January 14, 2011 2:15 pm

Welcome to a brand new age of political cynicism in America! According to a new poll from Pew, the American people have become dramatically more cynical about the chances of bipartisanship over the past two years.

The Great Success of Partisan “Overreach”

By: Friday December 24, 2010 9:15 am

This recent fight over extending the George W. Bush tax cuts is a reminder that, from a long-term policy perspective, hyper-partisan legislative overreach is extremely effective. Instead of trying to create a great bipartisan concession before doing something, you are often more likely to get broad consensus post facto once you force the system to accept a changed reality.

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