(Un)Conventional Wisdom

President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Robert David Sullivan November 10, 2016
Maybe our nostalgia for “better days” is simply a case of buyer’s remorse.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia on Sept. 19 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File).
Robert David Sullivan September 22, 2016
The Democrats are still favored to win, but they risk being caught off-guard by a desire for change.
Hillary Clinton is signaling stability rather than a crisis mode with her choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as a running mate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Robert David Sullivan July 25, 2016
“Things aren’t that bad” has never been a good message for increasing Democratic turnout.
Expected Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump awkwardly introduced his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, on Saturday. Will this week's Republican National Convention be better orchestrated? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Robert David Sullivan July 17, 2016
Trump's awkward introduction of his running mate heightens the suspense of an offbeat convention.
Robert David Sullivan June 29, 2016
The Republicans have conquered the rural interior, while the Democrats are concentrated in a handful of big cities.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, is greeted by supporters as she arrives to a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Robert David Sullivan June 08, 2016
Democrats should resist the temptation to seek a comeuppance for “angry white guys” this November.