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Larry Sabato

Poll: Nearly Half Of Trump And Clinton Supporters Just Want To Stop The Other Candidate​

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

The U.S. presidential election may turn out to be one of the world's biggest un-popularity contests. Nearly half of American voters who support either...

Trumpmare Scenario

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Will the Republican Party awaken from what University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato calls its "Trumpmare? Will RNC Chairman Reince Priebus heed his own warning, given when the party released its autopsy of its overwhelming 2012 election defeat?

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

Writer-to-writer: A Talk With Larry Sabato About The Kennedy Half Century

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

The book raises fascinating questions about one of the most popular presidents in American history. If JFK was ripped from the '60s and thrust into today's media, what would the reception be?

Ask Not! JFK's Legacy Denied. Ask Why Not! JFK'S Legacy Defended.

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

Yes, as we come to the end of this "Kennedy Half Century," let us make the commitment to carry on his legacy, to assume our own responsibility for the future, and to ask why not. Why not keep America the land of dreamers and doers rather than deniers and defilers?

Video and Excerpt: The Kennedy Half-Century

Larry Sabato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Sabato

A cover-up to avoid culpability for missing signs of an impending assassination, or having worked with the assassin in some undercover capacity prior to November 22, is very different from the institutional orchestration of the murder of a U.S. president.

Kennedy's Final Days -- Excerpt From The Kennedy Half-Century

Larry Sabato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Larry Sabato

Kennedy's final days paint a picture of a man who craved excitement. Perhaps because two of his siblings, Joe and Kathleen, had died young and the president himself had repeatedly faced death, JFK seemed unusually conscious that his time on earth was fleeting.

Fifty Years After President Kennedy's Assassination: Online Course about JFK Legacy Available at No Charge

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The Kennedy family is still a strong presence in the American psyche. In the last decade, Ted Kennedy (1932-2009) was a commanding presence in both th...

Our Transformational President: A Mixed Legacy Thus Far

Glen Browder | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Regardless of how he originally defined his mission as a transformational leader, President Obama has yet to transform America, and there are serious questions about how he will be remembered in history.

Patrick Svitek

Possibly Romney Spoiler Faces Ballot Fraud Investigation In Virginia | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Less than a month ago, Constitution Party presidential nominee Virgil Goode was soaking up the best publicity that a third- party candidate could ask ...

Politics Is a Good Thing

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 05.20.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

You may hate politics, but you need politics, unless you like having no voice in your own affairs.

Rise of Political Consultants: When the Washington-Main Street Disconnect Began

Don McNay | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Don McNay

For many years, the two parties were the Democrats and the Republicans. Now I view it as people who depend on Wall Street versus people who don't depend on Wall Street.

Jason Linkins

Here Is Your First Electoral College Projection Map Of 2012, So Go Nuts, Nerds! | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Sound the alarms! The first electoral college map for 2012 has been released for us to masticate, digest and, much later, expel from one end of our alimentary canal or another, depending on taste. Let's begin by noting that the map's creator basically urges everyone to not start getting crazy about it. But I promise you, his urgings will be in vain. So get ready to see American politics devolve entirely into a hilarious crap-show.

Jason Linkins

Pat Buchanan To Fix Conservatism At Conference In Virginia (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey! What a weekend for people in the D.C. area! Coming to the Birchmere is Charles Ross, acclaimed One Man Lord Of The Rings. I want to go to ther...