Michael H. Hunt: Republicans on foreign policy: Regional powers and regional problems

Regional issues continue to tie politicians in knots. Michael Hunt responds to the GOP debate on foreign policy, as both an historian and as a citizen. Continue Reading Michael H. Hunt: Republicans on foreign policy: Regional powers and regional problems

Michael Bowen: Obama, Truman, and the Challenge of Running against Congress

Heeding lessons from the 1948 election, historian Michael Bowen assesses the challenges Obama faces in trying to capitalize on current GOP disunity. Continue Reading Michael Bowen: Obama, Truman, and the Challenge of Running against Congress

McElvaine on election ’08

Robert S. McElvaine, editor of Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man, blogs regularly for The Huffington Post. In his latest post, he discusses the demise of Nixon’s “southern strategy” and the new challenges for the GOP. from McElvaine: “New America” = Gone OLD Party Prior to the start of… Continue Reading McElvaine on election ’08

Political Conventions: Part II

In some ways it seems difficult to believe that it was only a week ago that the Democratic Convention was taking place. Since then we’ve had a major hurricane seriously threaten New Orleans and the entire Gulf region, a second hurricane forming (one that’s taking aim at our own Carolina coastline) and the start of… Continue Reading Political Conventions: Part II