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Entries by Lincoln Mitchell from 06/2010

Bill Clinton, Blanche Lincoln and Democracy in Arkansas

| Posted 06.03.2010 | Politics

If Blanche Lincoln loses despite the endorsement of Bill Clinton and others, it will be another example of the democratic leadership being at least a step or two behind their party's electorate, even in a state like Arkansas.

Despite Appearances California's Republican Party is Still Looking Backward

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Politics

The narrative around Fiorina and Whitman, that their strong business backgrounds make them qualified for office and knowledgeable about public policy, are reminders, almost quaint ones, of another era.

After the Spill and the Speech

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Politics

If Obama is able to achieve the goals outlined in the speech, he will have succeeded on the energy issue, but the speech itself is certainly not enough.

After McChrystal

| Posted 06.26.2010 | World

Obama did the right thing this week in firing McChrystal. Unfortunately, the other decisions the President faces regarding Afghanistan are not as easy. It is difficult to get out of Afghanistan today, but it will be more difficult to get out tomorrow.