Notes on the State of Politics

Gingrich grabs lead in Hawkeye State Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, also a former college history professor, has written a number of alternate history novels. But the plots of his re-imaginations of World War II and the Civil War would pale in comparison to the potentially very real...

NOTES ON THE STATE OF POLITICS

Tomblin survives in West Virginia Give West Virginia’s acting governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, some credit: He fought off a spirited effort from a stronger-than expected challenger and the powerful Republican Governors Association to win the right to remove "acting" from his title. Tomblin, a career Mountain State Democratic legislator, defeated...

NOTES ON THE STATE OF POLITICS

Too Late for Christie, Palin? While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has denied that he will enter the Republican presidential primary field, many political insiders continue to buzz over this possibility -- especially after his Tuesday night speech at the Reagan Presidential Library. Those close to him -- including his own...