Brian M. Goldsmith

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To End a Wobble

Any smart politico will tell you: the fundamental reason Democrats lost in 2004 is because the party seemed wobbly on

I-Bankers and TV Weathermen

If you were having lunch with Ken Mehlman, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, and you asked him,

Mighty Casey Gets to Bat

One of politics’ best-known urban myths is almost ready for its Bar Mitzvah. Twelve years and nine months ago, Bob

Something About Larry

Let’s be clear about one thing: 218 Faculty of Arts and Sciences professors (out of 690) secretly voted lack-of-confidence in


If politics is the world’s second oldest profession (and one that—as Ronald Reagan said—bears a “striking resemblance to the first”),


First of all—and, oh, how I wished I would never write these words again—Howard Dean matters. Yes, the governors and

New Year's Party

If Angus King worked in Washington, he would have a hard time celebrating the New Year. The sixty year old

Terminating California's Future

Apparently everybody’s heard of this Arnold Schwarzenegger fellow, my home-state elected governor. And everybody’s heard how he dead-lifted that hapless

Our America

A warm and generous friend of mine, a Harvard alumna, worked 18-hour days on President Bush’s re-election campaign. She sacrificed