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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: GOP’s Best Laid Plans Endangered

The president’s partial normalization of relations with Cuba spurred widespread Republican fury (with the conspicuous exception of Sen. Rand Paul).  You have to begin wondering…

The Permanent Campaign: Jeb Makes a Move

The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate many expected to be a late decider or an early withdrawer, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, made an overt…

The Permanent Campaign: Senate Prez Possibilities Give Cromnibus Wide Berth

The “Cromnibus” bill (the FY 2015 omnibus appropriations bill with two months of funding for the Department of Homeland Security) cleared the Senate on Saturday…

The Permanent Campaign: Rift Opens Up Among Democrats

One of the most beloved and perpetual media narratives in Washington is “Democrats in Disarray.”  But if  relatively minor intraparty divisions are often blown up…

The Permanent Campaign: Relative Stability in the States

As Washington focuses on the fate of the “Cromnibus” (the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for nearly all of the federal government plus a two-month CR for…

The Permanent Campaign: Can Donors Cull the 2016 GOP Field?

Anyone looking towards the starting line for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination campaign has got to wonder how and when this gigantic field gets “culled.”…

The Permanent Campaign: Are Southern Democrats Finally Dead?

If readers will forgive me a personal observation: I have been hearing that the southern wing of the Democratic Party was dead or dying for…

The Permanent Campaign: Did Obamacare Kill the Democratic Party?

In the latest phase of post-election analysis and spin, there’s a sort of two-front war underway in which Obama and the Democratic Party are being…

The Permanent Campaign: First 2016 Dropout!

So perhaps the 2016 Republican presidential field is not destined, as one might have previously imagined, to expand until it encompasses every current or past…

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…