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Robert David Sullivan is a senior editor at America magazine.
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanOctober 01, 2013
You could spend all day reading news and commentary about the federal government shutdown but little of it is about the 2016 presidential race In a way that rsquo s a relief It rsquo s three years away Can rsquo t we take a break from the never-ending campaign It rsquo s also key to why the
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 30, 2013
The latest post from Robert David Sullivan at "(Un)Conventional Wisdom"
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 29, 2013
Political scientists have long argued whether there is really any ldquo mandate rdquo associated with a presidential election Are voters endorsing any specific proposals when they send someone to the White House The current fight over the implementation of Obamacare hinges on an attempt to squeez
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 25, 2013
Most pundits are predicting disaster for the Republican Party if there rsquo s a federal government shutdown partly because President Bill Clinton is perceived as having stomped GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the court of public opinion after the shutdowns of 1995 and 1996 This perception has
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 24, 2013
The latest blog post from Robert David Sullivan at '(Un)Conventional Wisdom'
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 24, 2013
The fight to ldquo defund rdquo Obamacare see last week rsquo s post is a brilliant sleight-of-hand Keeping everyone focused on the implementation of one new government program distracts us from the deep cuts in government spending on practically everything else nbsp We don rsquo t know precis
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 23, 2013
In contrast to New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Tom Menino remains ridiculously popular.
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 20, 2013
nbsp Roll Call and the Rothenberg Political Report have posted their first predictions for congressional and gubernatorial races in 2014 mdash and it rsquo s not too early given how far in advance candidate recruitment and fundraising begin nbsp As of now the Democrats need to pick up 17 seats t
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 18, 2013
We rsquo re 11 days from a possible shutdown of the federal government over congressional Republicans rsquo refusal to authorize any spending that includes the implementation of Obamacare Here rsquo s a roundup of illuminating observations on how we got here and what comes next James C Capretta a
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 17, 2013
With American politics stuck in a ditch perhaps for at least another decade assuming a Democratic lock on the White House and a Republican lock on the U S House of Representatives fantasies about changing up the system are getting more attention On Monday political scientist Jonathan Bernstein