Shadow Government

The Qualities of Command

The President of the United States has many responsibilities, but none is more important than Article Two of the Constitution’s charge that 'The President shall be Commander in Chief...' of our armed forces.

Daniel W. Drezner

What I’m looking forward to on Election Day

And now, the end is near.... In Newsweek, Nate Silver provides a useful hour-by-hour description of what to expect tomorrow.  Meanwhile, I see that David ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Can Obamacons make a positive argument for Obama?

Daniel Larison has an excellent post at Eunomia on the Obamacan phenomenon, of which I guess I'm a reluctant member.  His main point:  Pretty clearly, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

How popular are Obama and McCain internationally?

A few months ago I blogged the following:  I think the notion that mere election of Obama would represent a “soft power surge” as it ...

Daniel W. Drezner

My last Palin post for a while

I think Jane Mayer's New Yorker essay on Sarah Palin was intended to be the shiv that finally does her in, but it had the ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Most accurate debate postmortem of the day

I think Matt Yglesias best explains why, over the three debates, pundits across the political spectrum gave McCain better grades than the snap polls:  To me, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Financial panic and lukewarm presidential endorsements

My latest bloggingheads diavlog with Megan McArdle is up.  Topics include the financial panic, policy responses to said panic, Paul Krugman's Nobel Prize, and who ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Is it over?

Back in the summer I blogged about how the fundamentals in this election were stacked in Barack Obama's favor.  After a Palinesque convention bounce, it ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Um, I’m going to do, like, some really shallow debate analysis, like, OK?

Nate Silver points out, correctly, that pundits watch these debates differently than the rest of the country.   So, as a follow-up to last night's post, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Liveblogging tonight’s foreign policy debate

11:30 PM:  The clear winner of tonight's debate was me -- for making the decision to sip whiskey while I was watching it.  Time for ...

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