Selected Op-Ed Essays

Sorry, Democrats, but Trump can absolutely win Virginia,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 7, 2024.

GOP House races expose the risks of far-right primary campaigns,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 28, 2024.

Youngkin, Dems wasted months on political theater. Can they pass a budget?Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 7, 2024.

For Democrats, ‘saving democracy’ is no silver bullet,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 26, 2024.

What Gov. Youngkin can learn from George Allen and Mark Warner,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 5, 2024.

After a hardball session, Youngkin, Democrats must compromise,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 22, 2024.

When Republicans push extreme anti-abortion politics, they lose,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 5, 2024.

First-year legislators should set aside the campaigning — and govern,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 20, 2024.

The Biden presidency needs a digital reboot,” The Hill, February 19, 2024 (with Paul Goldman).

Presidential immunity from prosecution is now a dead argument,” The Hill, February 7, 2024 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

Virginia’s nationalized legislative agenda reflects America’s divisions,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 6, 2024.

Youngkin’s sports arena gambit gives Democrats a bargaining chip in budget talks,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 16, 2024.

The Insurrection Clause doesn’t apply to presidential primaries,” The Hill, January 5, 2024 (with Paul Goldman).

Don’t look back, Virginia: 2023 is already fading from relevance,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 29, 2023.

Yes, Virginia’s legislature is divided. But it can still work,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 16, 2023.

Youngkin bet big on a GOP takeover. Losing will cost him,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 8, 2023.

Poll takeaways for Virginia’s 2023 legislative elections,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 3, 2023.

Who’s the extremist? Va. GOP seeks to recast abortion debate,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 20, 2023.

With fall elections approaching, McCarthy’s ouster undermines Virginia GOP,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 10, 2023.

How pardoning a Loudoun father turbocharged the GOP’s legislative campaigns,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 21, 2023.

What Virginia’s high-dollar, high-stakes legislative races may tell us about 2024,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 2, 2023.

Strong leadership needed to reverse Greater Washington’s economic decline,” Washington Business Journal, August 24, (with Stephen Fuller).

Spanberger’s expected gubernatorial bid in 2025 poses dilemma for Democrats,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 24, 2023.

D.C. region has lost its competitive edge. Here’s what it will take to regain it,” Washington Business Journal, August 17, 2023 (with Stephen Fuller).

With White House bid fading, Youngkin’s star is brighter than ever,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 4, 2023.

When Youngkin weans the GOP from MAGA, his party wins,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 25, 2023.

Want to stop primary interlopers? Require voter registration,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 30, 2023, p. A7.

Will primaries weaken or strengthen Democrats?,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 16, 2023, p. A9.

Youngkin should stop the tease — and run,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 9, 2023, p. A7.

With primaries looming, a legislative youth movement awaits,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 30, 2023, p. A9.

Youngkin must restrain activists who would dismantle Va.’s election system,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 12, 2023, p. A9.

Budget brinkmanship, again? Blame time constraints,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 25, 2023, p. A9.

Redistricting could leave Va. with more partisan lawmakers,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 4, 2023, p. A7.

Virginia’s governor and lieutenant governor should run as a team,” Washington Post, March 23, 2023, p. A19.

Our democracy’s greatest threat isn’t Trump — it’s the Electoral College,” The Hill, March 7, 2023 (with Paul Goldman).

It’s time to reconsider Dillon’s Rule,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 3, 2023, p. A7.

Biden and the International Olympic Committee are being too soft on Russian war crimes,” February 21, 2023 (with Paul Goldman).

Rouse’s Win Mutes Abortion Battle – for Now,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 13, 2023, p. A7.

With state midterms looming, an extraordinary legislative session awaits,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 9, 2023, p. A10.

How Trump can help Republicans avert a speakership crisis,” The Hill, December 28, 2022 (with Paul Goldman).

It’s time for Virginia to consider a two-term governor,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 18, 2022, p. A10.

Trump, abortion fight spell disaster for Virginia Republicans,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 24, 2022, p. A11.

Youngkin won as a pragmatic Trump alternative. He’s showing his cards,” Washington Post, October 24, 2022.

Spanberger’s blast at Pelosi carries more benefits than liabilities,” Washington Post, October 10, 2022.

Ranked-choice voting might be Virginia’s future,” Washington Post, September 26, 2022.

Youngkin and Hogan chart diverse paths to possible 2024 GOP primary runs,” Washington Post, September 12, 2022.

Trump’s document dump: An intelligence community debacle?The Hill, August 30, 2022 (with Paul Goldman).

Youngkin’s overture in Petersburg is a masterstroke,” Washington Post, August 29, 2022.

Could a prime-time turn boost Elaine Luria this fall?,” Washington Post, August 15, 2022.

The Virginia GOP is eroding Democrats’ hold on Latino voters,” Washington Post, August 1, 2022.

Youngkin is stumping out of state while stumbling at home,” Washington Post, July 18, 2022.

Virginia Democrats might pay for rejecting Youngkin’s gas-tax holiday,” Washington Post, July 5, 2022.

The long road to overturning Roe started in Virginia,” Washington Post, June 27, 2022.

How will gun violence affect the Virginia midterms?” Washington Post, June 13, 2022.

Virginia protests pit freedom of speech against judicial independence,” Washington Post, May 31, 2022.

Executive privilege for ex-presidents? Not this time,” The Hill, May 23, 2022 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

The leaked abortion opinion could lift Virginia Democrats,” Washington Post, May 16, 2022.

Youngkin wades into national politics at his own peril,” Washington Post, May 2, 2022.

If Democrats don’t tell their story for the midterms, Republicans will,” Washington Post, April 18, 2022.

Governing campaign-style in Virginia,” Washington Post, April 4, 2022.

Virginia’s legislature was built for agrarian times. Is it time for an update?Washington Post, March 21, 2022.

Ukraine presents a wrinkle for the GOP challenging Virginia’s members of Congress,” Washington Post, March 7, 2022.

Remember when Republicans voted for local authority and autonomy?Washington Post, February 21, 2022.

Who is Youngkin’s real audience?Washington Post, February 7, 2022.

A Better Way to Increase Faculty Diversity,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 26, 2022 (with Tameka Porter)

Youngkin’s use of executive orders to appease the GOP base comes with many downsides,” Washington Post, January 24, 2022.

Can Glenn Youngkin change the way Republicans run in Virginia?Washington Post, January 10, 2022.

The year in Virginia politics and policy,” Washington Post, December 27, 2021.

Gov.-elect Youngkin and the precarious matter of rewarding the far-right,Washington Post, December 13, 2021.

The Virginia GOP’s focus on education policy worked. It may be issue No. 1 in the midterms,Washington Post, November 29, 2021.

The Virginia GOP found a winning formula for selecting candidates. Will it hold in the midterms?Washington Post, November 22, 2021.

Virginians might have to vote for House of Delegates members three years in a row,” Washington Post, November 15, 2021.

What Virginia’s Election Results Mean for Maryland’s Races Next Year,” Washington Post, November 14, 2021, p. C4 (with Mileah Kromer).

Glenn Youngkin won as a pragmatic conservative. How will he change Virginia policy?,” Washington Post, November 8, 2021.

No, Former Presidents Cannot Assert Executive Privilege. At Least Not Meaningfully.” Just Security, November 4, 2021 (with Kel McClanahan)

Virginia Republicans take back the governor’s mansion — and the House,” Washington Post, November 3, 2021.

Virginia House outcomes could change the power balance more than the governor’s race,” Washington Post, November 1, 2021.

Virginia’s lieutenant governor nominees couldn’t be more opposite on key issues,” Washington Post, October 25, 2021.

In nationalizing Virginia’s tight governor’s race, candidates and parties escalate a trend,”  Washington Post, October 18, 2021.

Virginia’s election may show the potency of vaccine mandates as public policy,” Washington Post, October 4, 2021.

Virginia Democrats’ soft enthusiasm gives Republicans hope,” Washington Post, September 20, 2021.

Abortion enters the Virginia governor’s race,” Washington Post, September 13, 2021.

Rural Virginians will lose political clout in redistricting,” Washington Post, August 30, 2021.

Virginia women may be the key voters in November,” Washington Post, August 16, 2021.

Virginia is the Proving Ground for Untenable Positions,” Washington Post, August 8, 2021, p. C4.

Glenn Youngkin’s rookie mistake,” Washington Post, July 19, 2021.

Virginia’s fall election will illuminate how changed voting laws affect turnout,” Washington Post, July 6, 2021.

The Virginia GOP’s diverse ticket may present a problem for Democrats,” Washington Post, June 21, 2021.

Glenn Youngkin’s difficult pivot,” Washington Post, June 7, 2021.

Glenn Youngkin’s blank slate may give the Virginia GOP a fighting chance,” Washington Post, May 24, 2021.

Virginia appeared poised to break the glass ceiling. What happened?”, Washington Post, May 6, 2021.

It’s Joe Manchin vs the progressives on infrastructure”The Hill, May 6, 2021 (with Paul Goldman).

Virginia’s GOP gambles on creative ranked-choice voting for 2021 nominees”, Virginia Mercury, May 4, 2021.

Virginia’s Democrats May Have Misread their Mandate”, Washington Post, April 18, 2021, p. C4.

President Biden: Open the White House virtual visitor logs“, Roll Call, April 2, 2021 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

The death of political self-awareness“, The Hill, February 22, 2021.

We need a constitutional amendment defining ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’“, The Hill, February 4, 2021 (with Paul Goldman).

Virginia Democrats may be overlooking a valuable asset: Donald Trump“, Washington Post, February 4, 2021.

How Biden can end executive order ping-pong“, The Hill, January 20, 2021 (with Jeffrey Crouch, and Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

An Election-Year Challenge for Virginia“, Washington Post, January 10, 2021, p. C4.

What the election meant for our region,” Washington Post, November 13, 2020 (with Mileah Kromer, and Michael K. Fauntroy), p. C4.

Virginia voters face a new election season, and it starts today“, Washington Post, November 4, 2020.

The looming battle over Latino voters“, The Hill, October 30, 2020.

The role of religion in presidential elections“, The Baltimore Sun, October 15, 2020, p. 11.

The underappreciated yet critical Catholic vote in the 2020 US presidential election“, The Conversation, October 14, 2020 (with Blandine Chelini-Pont).

Virginia voting reform debuts in a contentious, high-stakes election“, Washington Post, October 13, 2020.

A 2020 GOP thrashing could set up a Virginia Republican rebound in 2021“, Washington Post, September 24, 2020, p. C04.

A judicial win for executive privilege, not transparency“, The Hill, September 23, 2020 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

A Supreme Court compromise? How Republicans and Democrats could fairly fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat“, New York Daily News, September 22, 2020 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

D-Day for Trump: September 29“, The Hill, September 16, 2020 (with Paul Goldman).

Catholics, not evangelicals, will make or break Trump“, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 4, 2020, p. A11.

The Democrats’ emerging path to the presidency: The Southwest and Southeast“, The Hill, August 31, 2020 (with Whet Smith).

Virginia Democrats Must Play Catch-Up on Criminal Justice Reform“, Washington Post, August 17, 2020.

What if they tie? A nightmare election scenario for November 2020“, New York Daily News, July 8, 2020 (with James W. Ceaser)

Nightmare again for Vietnam War generation“, The Hill, July 6, 2020 (with Paul Goldman).

Why Joe Biden should pledge to serve just one term“, The Hill, June 25, 2020 (with Paul Goldman).

Trump’s hard line on protests over race puts himself, GOP in a tight spot“, The Hill, June 20, 2020.

Northam stumbles through a crisis that should have made him a rock star“, Washington Post, May 22, 2020, p. C4.

A tale of two governors: COVID-19 provides sharp leadership contrasts between Virginia’s Northam, Maryland’s Hogan“, The Hill, April 17, 2020.

Federalism in a crisis: Curse or cure?“, The Hill, April 7, 2020.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s coronavirus leadership trumps Trump’s -and many others“, The Baltimore Sun, March 19, 2020, p. 13.

Is this any way to pick a president?“, The Hill, March 1, 2020.

Trump’s executive privilege claims: Where we go from here“, New York Daily News, May 13, 2019 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

Congress is Right to Probe Trump White House Security Clearances. Hand over the documents“, USA Today, March 24, 2019 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

Why Trump Can’t Bury the Mueller report Claiming Executive “Privilege”, New York Daily News, February 21, 2019.

A First Step Toward Healing in Virginia“, Washington Post, February 14, 2019, p. A17.

The Poll that Saved a Governor?“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 12, 2019, p. A11.

Blue Tsunami 2.0: Trump Doesn’t Help GOP in Virginia“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 18, 2018, pp. E1, 3.

Will Virginia Help Democrats Win the House?,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 21, 2018, pp. E1, 3.

It’s Trump’s race in Virginia’s 10th“, Washington Post, October 14, 2018, p. C4.

The Trump administration is exercising executive privilege without saying so”, Washington Post, September 4, 2018.

Rozell: In Virginia, there’s no rest for the weary”, Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 2, 2018, p. E1.

Trump and Stewart Help Virginia Democrats”, Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 3, 2018, p. A9.

Corey Stewart is the GOP Virginians wanted”, Washington Post, June 24, 2018, p, C4.

A flare-up in the struggle over the Virginia GOP’s future,” Washington Post, April 13, 2018 (with David Ramadan).

Social Justice or Racial Gerrymandering?“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 18, 2018, p. E5.

Did Rep. Barbara Comstock’s reelection bid just get a lot tougher?“, Washington Post, March 9, 2018, p. C4.

Marylanders Want Redistricting Reform; Will They get It?“, Baltimore Sun, March 8, 2018, p. 13.

Billy Graham’s bad precedent: How the preacher commingled faith and politics, helping lead us to the present moment“, New York Daily News, February 22, 2018.

Gerrymandering Fix Won’t Be Easy“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 11, 2018, pp. E1, 5.

Why Religious Right Stays Loyal to Trump“, USA Today, January 31, 2018, p. 5A.

It’s an invalid ballot — period“, Washington Post, January 2, 2018 (with Whet Smith).

Parties Still Wrestling for Control of House of Delegates“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 17, 2017, p. E4.

The battle for the Virginia House“, The Washington Post, November 19, 2017, p. C4.

Hogan’s GOP Problem: What does the Democratic sweep in Virginia mean for Md’s governor?“, The Baltimore Sun, November 17, 2017, p. 13.

Enough is Enough! In light of Trump, Roy Moore, moral character in public life matters“, New York Daily News, November 9, 2017.

In Virginia gubernatorial race, history points to Democratic win“, The Hill, October 14, 2017 (with Paul Goldman).

Virginians Are Tired of Racial Conflict, But Differ on Possible Solutions“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 1, 2017, p. E5.

Numbers that Add Up to Trouble for Virginia Republicans“, Washington Post, August 20, 2017, p. C4.

American presidential succession is a ticking time bomb“, The Hill, August 1, 2017 (with Whet Smith).

Open all the Trump visitor logs, starting with the White House“, USA Today, August 1, 2017 (with Mitchel Sollenberger).

Twitter isn’t the problem; Trump’s message is“, New York Daily News, July 31, 2017 (with Whet Smith).

Civil War Still Inflames Virginia Politics“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 30, 2017, p. E6.

A tale of two campaigns: UK elects entire House at half cost of Georgia race”, The Hill, July 2, 2017 (with Whet Smith).

Trump voters are not backing down in Virginia”, Washington Post, June 21, 2017.

History puts a Virginia congressman on the spot”, Washington Post, June 7, 2017.

Trump was right to let Comey testify”, The Hill, June 7, 2017.

Mr. President: Cooperation with Russian investigation is your best play”, The Hill, May 26, 2017 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger).

In the June 13 Primaries, Keep an Eye on the Insurgents”, Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 14, 2017, p. E6.

Trump’s Payback to the Religious Right”, New York Daily News, May 13, 2017, p. 18.

Americans, don’t look to the British elections for a referendum on Trump”,  The Hill, May 9, 2017 (with Whet Smith).

Trump should open White House visitor logs, but don’t flatter Obama”, The Hill, April 18, 2017.

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Virginia”, Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 12, 2017, p. E1.

The Trump Hotel: An unlikely model for modernizing schools”, Politico, March 7, 2017 (with George Allen, and Paul Goldman).

Get Ready for Your Close-Up, Virginia“, Washington Post, March 5, 2017, p. C4.

Congressman’s unprecedented refusal to investigate Michael Flynn due to executive privilege is wildly out of order,” New York Daily News, February 16, 2017.

A new global gag rule: The trouble with governing by executive order,” The Hill, January 26, 2017.

Presidential secrecy and transparency in the age of Trump,” The Hill, January 17, 2017 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger).

Memo to Democrats: Look to the Southwest and Southeast, Not Midwest,” Politico, November 30, 2016 (with Whet Smith).

What’s Next for Tim Kaine?,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 13, 2016, p. E6.

Virginia Isn’t as Blue as People Think”, Washington Post, November 13, 2016, p. C4.

Why Trump was poised to win: Tallying the forces in his favor.” New York Daily News, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

There were Enough Signals of Trump Winning“, Kyeong Hyang Daily News (Seoul, Korea), November 9, 2016, p. 8.

The 269-to-269 nightmare scenario: What would happen next if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tie in the Electoral College.” New York Daily News, Friday, November 4, 2016, p. 26 (with James W. Ceaser).

Hillary Clinton takes Virginia? Not necessarily.” Washington Post, November 2, 2016.

The Christian Right is Split, but Far From Finished: It Will Remain Especially Powerful at the State and Local Level“, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2016, p. D4.

A Contest Only Between Themselves: Neither Candidate Deserves Applause“, Kyeong Hyang Daily News (Seoul, Korea), October 17, 2016, p. 15.

Why the Bushes are Backing Hillary Clinton: It’s About Honor, Family, and Party Legacy“, New York Daily News, September 23, 2016.

Virginia GOP: To Know Your Future, Look at Maryland“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 18, 2016, p. E5.

Evangelicals and conservative Catholics, who have voted together for decades, are splitting apart“,  Washington Post, September 8, 2016.

More Frequent Church Goer Almost Certainly a Trump Voter: To Look Into Religion is to Understand American Election, Kyeong Hyang Daily News (Seoul, Korea), September 3, 2016, p. 14.

Don’t Count Donald Trump Out in the Old Dominion Just Yet“, Washington Post, August 28, 2016, p. C4.

Religious Voters Still Key in Election“, Baltimore Sun, August 28, 2016, p. 27.

The Christian Right is on the ropes: Donald Trump has set up the movement to lose political power whether he wins or loses,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 7, 2016, p. E1.

Tim Kaine is Catholic – and it Matters!“, Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 31, 2016, p. E4.

The Two Parties’ Rules That Nominated Unpopular Candidates“, Kyeong Hyang Daily News (Seoul, Korea), July 18, 2016, p. 15.

Saving the GOP from Donald Trump.New York Daily News, March 2, 2016, p. 27.

Why Trump probably wins Virginia.” The Washington Post, February 28, 2016, p. C4.

Key to the Primary: Evangelicals Could Hold Cards,Arkansas Democrat Gazette, February 26, 2016, p. 7B (with Harold F. Bass).

African-Americans are the bulwark of the Virginia Democratic primary.” Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 21, 2016, p. E1.

Taking executive privilege too far.” The Hill, February 17, 2016, p. 16 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

How Trump’s winning the religious right: Evangelical conservatives have been burned so many times, they’ve wised up.” New York Daily News, January 29, 2016.

Can a GOP senator win the White House?The Hill, January 7, 2016 (with Paul Goldman).

Senators as presidential candidates: Why Rubio, not Cruz, is GOP’s best chance.” The Hill, December 2, 2015 (with Paul Goldman).

Obama-Clinton emails: No basis for withholding from Congress.” The Hill, November 6, 2015 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger).

Primaries are what keep the GOP out of the White House.Reuters, October 28, 2015 (with Paul Goldman).

How Ryan outfoxed the Freedom Caucus.The Hill, October 27, 2015 (with Paul Goldman).

Why the Democratic Party wins if Biden, October 19, 2015 (with Paul Goldman).

How to solve the House speaker fight.” Reuters, October 14, 2015 (with Paul Goldman).

Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary.” Politico, October 03, 2015 (with Paul Goldman).

Presidential unilateralism run amuck.”  The Hill, September 16, 2015 (with Joseph R. Fornieri).

Why Trump Is Good for the GOP.” Politico, August 2, 2015 (with Paul Goldman).

Congress and the president need to step up on highway funding.” The Hill, July 15, 2015 (with Charles N.W. Keckler).

Check your (executive) privilege.” The Baltimore Sun, April 7, 2015.

Why Congress needs to keep up heat on Clinton emails.The Hill, March 20, 2015 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger).

Obama: The art of disguised unilateralism.The Hill, December 23, 2014 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger).

“An ill-advised executive action.” The Hill, November 21, 2014.

“An Ebola czar? Not so fast.” The Hill, October 17, 2014 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger).

“Another White House-Congress collision course?.” The Hill, July 21, 2014 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger).

“An executive privilege gone too far.” The Hill, June 19, 2014 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Despite Pledge of Transparency, Obama Is Clogging Information Flow.” The National Law Journal, April 14, 2014 (with Daniel Z. Epstein).

“If it’s executive privilege, then say so.” The Hill, March 20, 2014 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“The President’s Strained Argument for Privilege.” Roll Call, March 13, 2014 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Obama administration needs to renew its pledge to greater transparency.” The Hill, November 21, 2013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Park Testimony Was Critical to Tamp Down Interbranch Acrimony.” Roll Call, November 15, 2013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Ken Cuccinelli and the fading of the religious right.” Washington Post, November 12, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“‘Fast and Furious’ requires a judicial resolution.” The Hill, June 5, 2013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Virginia: Ground zero for same-sex unions?” Politico, April 19, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“Right-wing talk shows turned White House blue” Reuters, April 11, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“Can Joe Biden parlay veep role into plausible run?” Politico, January 22, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“Time to Compromise on Fast and Furious Resolution?” Roll Call, January 3, 2013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Do elections indicate the death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.” Washington Post, November 15, 2012 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Presidential election: Religious voting groups could determine the winner.” Washington Post, October 31, 2012.

“Don’t be fooled. Romney has a fighting chance.” Politico, September 19, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Why stonewall Congress in Fast and Furious scandal?”, June 28, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Should Romney nominate a Catholic veep?” Washington Post, June 26, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Obama’s unconvincing claim of executive privilege.” New York Daily News, June 21, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“No Choice: Contempt for Eric Holder.” Roll Call, June 11, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“The elephant in the GOP? Mormonism.” Washington Post, May 30, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Will women finally determine presidential vote?” Politico, May 14, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Should Mitt Romney’s campaign hire George Costanza?” Politico, April 30, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

Obama’s Transparency Is Only a Masquerade,” Roll Call, April 19, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Chief Justice Roberts, please put off ObamaCare decision until 2013.”, March 28, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“‘Romneycare’: GOP Albatross or Asset?” Politico, March 25, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Last Chance for GOP with Latino Voters?” FoxNews Latino, March 13, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Is Rick Santorum lucky enough to lose?” Politico, February 21, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Santorum success depends on narrative, not money,” USA Today, February 20, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“GOP Presidential Nominee May Face Backlash from Latino Voters on Immigration,” FoxNews Latino, February 19, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“The Hidden Impediment to School Renovation: Obscure IRS Rule Precludes Cheaper, Market-based Options,” The Baltimore Sun, February 6, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Why not a Santorum-Gingrich ticket?,” Politico, February 6, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Americans now seek a certifiably smart president,” Politico, January 27, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Is Obama guaranteed a win in 2012?”, January 25, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

Obama Mirrors Bush in Signing Statements,” Roll Call, January 19, 2012 (with Jeffrey Crouch and Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Here come the Romneys — America’s latest political royalty,”, January 11, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“The idea Guy as President?,” USA Today, December 27, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“How the debates may save the GOP,” Politico, December 19, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Newt Gingrich and Religious Conservatives: A Marriage of Convenience,” Washington Post, December 13, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Romney v. Newt echoes Romney v. Nixon,” USA Today, December 2, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

Presidential Records Plan Sets a Worrisome Precedent,” Roll Call, November 28, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“The Supercommittee Will Deliver,” Politico, November 17, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

The President’s Blackberry: Protected by Executive Privilege?Roll Call, October 24, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“An Obama-Bubba Ticket Could be a Winner,” Politico, October 16, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

Obama Must Fulfill Transparency Promise,” Roll Call, October 5, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Forget Perry, Democrats Threaten Social Security,” Politico, September 22, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Palin’s Shrewd Strategy is Populism 101,” USA Today, September 14, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“How Perry Helps Bachmann,” Politico, September 2, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Time for Business and the American Middle Class to Make a Deal,”, August 25, 2011 (with Joe Trippi and Paul Goldman).

“The President’s Speech: Don’t Cave on Entitlements,” The Hill, August 22, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“How Michele Bachmann Saves Mitt Romney,” Roll Call, August 18, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Will Political Debacle Provide Third Party Opening?” USA Today, August 3, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Why Romney Can’t Win”, Politico, August 3, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Too Honest: Obama’s Unfair Treatment”, Politico, July 12, 2011 (with Joe Trippi and Paul Goldman).

“Bachmann v. Boehner: Till Debt Do Us Part”, Politico, July 7, 2011 (with Joe Trippi and Paul Goldman).

White House Strategy on Libya Makes No Political Sense,” Roll Call, June 29, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Why Palin Has No Shot in 2012,” USA Today, June 23, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Will Rivalry Make Palin Run?” Politico, June 10, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“A Tale of Two Governors,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 29, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Barack Obama’s Broken Promises,” Politico, April 29, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Can A Republican Senator Be Elected President?”, Politico, February 16, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

Congress Should Deal With Unchecked Czars”, Roll Call, February 1, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

On Recount, Bush Wins a Third Term,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 21, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“North Korea Focus Means Jim Webb Sure to Run,” Politico, December 13, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“Obama May Not Seek Reelection,” Baltimore Sun, November 5, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“A VEEP Scenario that Goes Outside the Lines,” Politico, October 14, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“President Obama Needs to be More Endearing,” Politico, August 4, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

Senate Needs Full Access to Kagan Files,” Roll Call, June 21, 2010 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

Another Setback to an Open Presidency,” Roll Call, May 3, 2010 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

Obama’s Czars: An Open Presidency?Roll Call, October 29, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Bob McDonnell’s Recast Image,” Politico, October 13, 2009.

“End the Nonsense, Make Rove Testify,” Politico, March 6, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

Taking Executive Privilege to Absurd Levels?Roll Call, February 12, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“President Obama Opens the Books,” Politico, February 5, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“It’s an Executive Privilege: Battling Congress and President Should Know Why We Compromise,” Legal Times, July 24, 2007.

“Executive Privilege: Still About Watergate,” Politico, July 11, 2007.

Falwell Politically Baptized at Home,” Politico, May 16, 2007.

“Democrats: Look South for Nominee,” Washington Post, November 11, 2004, p. T08.

“Bush’s Wild Card: The Religious Vote,” USA Today, September 22, 2004, p. A21.

“The Catholic Vote?: No Such Thing,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 8, 2004, p. J1.

“Don’t Expect Democrats to Rise Again in the South,” Baltimore Sun, July 27, 2004, p. A11.

“Bush and Gore Are Neck and Neck: What Happens If They Tie?,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 5, 2000, p. E3 (with James W. Ceaser).

“Prayer and Politics,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 25, 2000, pp. E1, 4.

“…Or, Influential As Ever?” Washington Post, March 1, 2000, p. A17.

“Clear Misuse of the Privilege of Rank,” Washington Post, May 18, 1998, p. A17.

“Abusing the Privilege,” Legal Times, March 30, 1998, pp. 23-24, p. 26.

“The Murky Waters of Executive Privilege,” Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 1998, p. 14.

“Dole’s Delicate Balancing Act,” Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 1996, p. 20 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“It Isn’t the Old Christian Right Any More,” Los Angeles Times, April 29, 1996, p. B5 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Gov. Allen’s Big Chance,” Washington Post, October 29, 1995, p. C7 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Robertson Not to Blame for Ollie North’s Defeat,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 19, 1994 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“The War for the GOP’s Heart,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, June 9, 1994, p. A19.

“Only Reagan Can Stop North,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 10, 1994.

“Clinton’s Press Coverage Could Only Grow Worse,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 4, 1993, p. J6.

“Campaign Pledge Can Be Tripwire,” Houston Post, March 11, 1989, p. A29.

“Remember Carter – Too Much Ethics Talk Breeds Trouble”, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, February 28, 1989, p. A15.

“Reagan and Carter Can Teach Bush about Leadership Style”, Baltimore Sun, January 1989, p. A9.

“Carter: Looking Better with Hindsight,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988. p. A15.