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Lessons on Choosing a VICE Presidential Candidate

Kim Stolz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Stolz

How many names of Vice Presidents do you remember in US History? And no, I'm not talking about the ones that later became Presidents. I'm talking abou...

Joe's Big Problem

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Even after intense weeks of charm-school and flash cards sessions, Palin can't go with Biden fact for fact -- on anything. She can't out-debate a guy who plays in the majors. That is his biggest advantage and his biggest problem.

What You Think About Palin Is Probably Wrong

Dick Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dick Meyer

It would appear to be that in presidential elections with no incumbent, the ticket with the least experienced person in the No. 2 slot wins. Of course, that is nonsense.

Sarah Palin Choice: Republicans Try to Telegraph That "Murphy Brown" Has Become a Social Conservative

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Politico's Ben Smith has posted a hot mic clip of Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy trashing the McCain selection of Sarah Palin. I've been having cha...

Palin McCain's Dan Quayle?

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

It is easy to look back at the media coverage of Quayle in August of 1988 and to find language that closely resembles today's talk about Palin.

What's A Win?: VP Debate Edition

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

CNN and CBS, the two networks that released surveys immediately after the presidential debate last week, have done the same for the Vice Presidential ...

The Trojan Horses of Sarah Palin and Clarence Thomas

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

Since Governor Sarah Palin arrived on the national stage, people have been comparing her to others. Some say Dan Quayle (who actually DID become Vice...

Ballsy Politics, Literally

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

I know, I know: dismissing Sarah Palin and all her baggage seems like a -- excuse-the-expression -- no-brainer. But if you think dubious distinctio...

McCain's Deadliest Catch: Polls Say GOP In Deep Water

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Palin will now be vetted by the national press and the blogosphere and it won't be pretty. She's got six short weeks to learn foreign and economic policy. The honeymoon is over.

Sarah Palin: You're No Dan Quayle -- and That's Not a Compliment!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

John McCain sold his soul in the bleakest of hopes that he could convert angry Hillary voters to his cause.

Sarah Palin: A Sleight of Gender?

Dee Dee Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dee Dee Myers

Does the McCain camp really expect pro-choice Democratic and independent women to be swayed by a sleight-of-gender?

Do Conventions Matter?

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The faux-drama the media build up around party conventions is unjustified. About the only thing that really matters, in terms of its ability to move votes, is the nominee's acceptance speech.

Dish After Davos: Magic and The Mountains

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Sawyers

Much like Thomas Mann's main character in The Magic Mountain, written in Davos, I was an "ordinary [wo]man," amongst a sea of world leaders and power brokers. This convergence of knowledge and influence in one place made for some heady observations and encounters.