(Un)Conventional Wisdom

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates primary wins at a rally last Tuesday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Robert David Sullivan April 29, 2016
Voters outside the managerial class don't always vote for the candidate with the best resume.
The ultimate conventional pick, Democrat John W. Davis.
Robert David Sullivan April 26, 2016
Today's smoke-filled rooms would not produce moderate or broadly popular nominees.
Robert David Sullivan April 06, 2016
Can a president can go too far in making fun of himself?
A not-necessarily-anxious man wears a Donald J. Trump mask at the Republican presidential candidate's rally ol Saturday in Rothschild, Wis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Robert David Sullivan April 04, 2016
Satisfaction with the economy is high, but it's hardly universal.
Detroit's Wayne County lost more than 60,000 people from 2010 to 2015. It turned a cold shoulder to John Kasich in the Republican presidential primary. (iStock photo)
Robert David Sullivan March 28, 2016
The GOP establishment has vanished from population-loss counties.
"Am I the first to the Trump rally?" (Image from 1951's "Ace in the Hole," aka "The Big Carnival")
Robert David Sullivan March 21, 2016
A cynical Billy Wilder movie captures the 2016 campaign.