Jay Cost

Staff Writer
Obama Hillary

The Democratic Bench Is Shockingly Weak

1:32 PM, Jan 29, 2015 • By JAY COST



Out of Balance

Obama’s deceptive budget.

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31

Elephant herd

Location, Location

The secret to the Republicans' House majority.

Apr 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 30

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) stands next to a printed stack  of Obamacare’s

Obamacare Isn’t Forever

This is not the second coming of Medicare.

Apr 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 28

Paul Ryan: The fiscal chickens have come home to roost.

A Difference that Can’t Be Split

The parties have to fight over the budget because the status quo is untenable.

Mar 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26

How a Republican can Win

How to Win in 2014

Stop Obama, promote the farm team.

Mar 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 24

Obama's supporters

A Temporary Majority

The problem Democrats can’t solve.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

Obama the bargainer

Obama the Bargainer

How to lose friends and alienate Congress

Feb 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 21

Entrenched Partisans

Dug In

Partisan warfare in the 113th Congress.

Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17

Sen. Harry Reid

Reid v. Madison

Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15

the last temptation

Permanent Gridlock

The showdowns on spending won’t end until the voters make up their minds.

Dec 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 14

Romney posters the day after

After the Tumult and the Shouting

A dyspeptic election.

Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12

Mitt Romney in Youngstown, Ohio

Independents’ Day

Romney’s advantage with unaffiliated voters could prove key.

Nov 5, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 08


Jay Cost is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard and the author of Spoiled Rotten, a critical history of the Democratic party, forthcoming from Broadside Books.

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