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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a PPI senior fellow, as well as managing editor of The Democratic Strategist, an online forum.

The Permanent Campaign: Immigration Fallout

The intensely partisan heat that has arisen from the president’t executive action on immigration makes speculation inevitable over its future political implications. Putting aside immediate…

Obama, HRC and Race

A renewal of the 2008 debate over Obama, Hillary Clinton, race and the Democratic Party began with a rather underwhelming presentation by an HRC booster…

The Permanent Campaign: King to Hold First Iowa GOP Cattle Call

While the presidential cycle technically began on November 5, and the “invisible primary” of donors and elite players is well underway, the first really notable…

The Permanent Campaign: GOP Open Mic Night

As the 2016 presidential cycle undeniably (except for those in denial) arrives, the remarkable fact most discussed is that no one has yet really emerged…

The Permanent Campaign: Bad Spin

After every election comes a sea of interpretation, some of it deliberately overstated to create a “mandate” (or the lack of one!) and project the…

The Permanent Campaign: A Potentially Fateful Intervention by SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court interrupts this post-election rumination period with a surprising and potentially fateful acceptance of a legal challenge to the subsidies being made…

The Permanent Campaign: The Results, Part II

How did Republicans win their midterm victory? The Senate takeover, as noted here often, was to a large extent the product of a pro-Republican landscape…

The Permanent Campaign: The Results, Part I

So beneath the headlines of a Republican “sweep” or “wave” is a complicated election which we’ll discuss in two posts: one dealing with the results…

The Permanent Campaign: Election Day!

It’s finally arrived, and while the drama of Senate control coming down to two runoffs and two caucusing decisions by independents may not fully come…

The Permanent Campaign: Early Voting Comes to a Close

I’ll have a more complete election preview tomorrow, but for now wanted to point out some fine differences between states in how they handle early…