Mr. Morris was an adviser to Bill Clinton for 20 years. He is the author of a new book "Condi vs. Hillary."
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  • Taking Day Off for Football Costs Dems Credibility

    House Democrats lost considerable credibility Monday when their opening session was cancelled so that members could attend the Ohio State-Florida State football game. This is not a joke. It is, however, a blunt metaphor for how genuinely out of touch | Read More »

  • Barack Obama Can Be Whatever He Wants To Be

    Those who deride Sen. Barack Obama’s (D.-Ill.) lack of experience and criticize the broad generalities and banalities that festoon his best-selling book miss the key point: His inexperience is an asset because he enters national politics as a blank canvas | Read More »

  • Dems’ ’08 Race is Hillary’s to Lose

    The battle for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination will come down to two candidates: Hillary vs. the Un-Hillary. Sen. Clinton is so polarizing and a female candidacy is so novel, that the race for the nomination must revolve around her. | Read More »

  • If Congress Is Serious About Reform, Here’s What It Looks Like

  • Hillary Can Win But Mustn’t

    Now that Hillary has dropped the coy pretense of indecision that she used to justify her reelection to a Senate seat she no longer wants and has told friends that she plans to run for president, two questions present themselves: | Read More »

  • The Bottom Of The Barrel

    With the recent defeat of Sen. George Allen (R.-Va.) and the surprising withdrawal of Sen. Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) from the presidential race, the right wing of the Republican Party is running out of candidates for president in 2008. For the | Read More »

  • Women Want A Woman President

    Almost a hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud famously asked, “What do women want?” In political terms, the answer is unmistakable: What women want is a woman president. And their voting preferences are showing how strongly they feel. According to the | Read More »

  • No End to Democrats’ Civil War

    Flush with victory, the Democratic Party is celebrating its return to power by loudly and publicly tearing itself to pieces. Anyone who wondered if House Democrats would be as reliable as the Republicans in supporting their leaders had only to | Read More »

  • Oust John Boehner and Roy Blunt

    Will the GOP return to 1994 surge to power or not?

  • Off With Their Heads

    House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has been a disaster and the rest of the House and Senate leadership has not been any better.   The lean, ascetic, ideological purity of the Gingrich Republicans of 1994 had yielded to the corrupt, feather-your-own-nest | Read More »

  • GOP: Back from the Senate Brink

  • It’s Up To The GOP Base

    Can the Republicans win control of Congress? They can if they want to. It is up to the vaunted GOP base. According to the Zogby poll, Republican fortunes, while improving in early October, have fallen since. On Sept. 22, Democrats | Read More »

  • Hillary’s Marriage Fib

    As she prepares for her presidential race, confident that New Yorkers will re-elect her, Hillary Clinton is working to position herself properly to win the Democratic nomination by adjusting, tweaking and, where necessary, reversing her issue positions. But last week’s | Read More »

  • ’06 Election Back To Toss-Up

    The latest polls show something very strange and quite encouraging is happening: The Republican base seems to be coming back home. This trend, only vaguely and dimly emerging from a variety of polls, suggests that a trend may be afoot | Read More »

  • There Goes The GOP Base — And Probably Both Houses

    The Republican base, that vaunted entity whose every mood swing has controlled the zigs and zags of the Bush administration policy, has moved out, according to the latest Gallup polling. Karl Rove’s heroic efforts to preserve its fealty have failed | Read More »

  • Republicans Couldn’t Change The Subject — But Korea Did It For Them

    In one deadly moment, North Korea has succeeded in doing what no amount of backtracking by Speaker Dennis Hastert or his beleaguered Republicans could do: It has changed the subject of the national debate. With nuclear weapons in the hands | Read More »

  • Boycotting El Loco

    Your friendly neighborhood Citgo station is really the branch office of Venezuelan strong man Hugo Chavez’s government: The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of El Loco’s state oil company. Having recognized the connection, 7-Eleven Inc. has is dropping Citgo as | Read More »

  • Triangulate On Terror

    The American people, as usual, don’t buy either the Republican or the Democratic party lines. They agree with the Republicans and President Bush that the War on Terror is essential. They embrace the GOP’s views on the Patriot Act and | Read More »

  • Hillary’s Howl

    With Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 10-to-1 edge in campaign funding, her complaints about an ad from opponent John Spencer ad reminds one of an elephant howling in pain after having his toe stepped on by a flea. In fact, the Spencer | Read More »

  • Try Though He Might, Putin Can’t Extinguish Democracy in Russia

    Reagan had the right idea with Brezhnev