Ed Kilgore

The Gubernatorial Class of 2016

Tomorrow’s election in Louisiana provides an excuse to mention something that is rarely discussed at the national level during a presidential cycle: gubernatorial races. There are in fact twelve governorships–8 held by Democrats, 4 by Republicans–up next year. Half of them involve open seats due to term limits or retirements. The good news for Democrats… Read more »

Lunch Buffet

So let’s round up and chow down one last time: * Special forces apparently working to release hostages taken by Islamists in Mali. * Marco Rubio–you know, the Establishment darling–allows as how U.S. may need to close mosques even though “closing mosques” is not what closing mosques would be “about.” * Chinese police kill 28… Read more »

Out of the Jungle in Loosiana

So as we’ve noted here in passing now and then, there’s a statewide election in Louisiana tomorrow for races where no one won a majority in the “first round” non-partisan Jungle Primary on November 21. That includes the governor’s race, where U.S. Sen. David Vitter trailed Democratic state legislator John Bel Edwards by double-digits in… Read more »

Can America’s Daddy Come Back?

Insofar as this is my last day at PA, I hope you won’t mind the self-indulgence of one more wack at the journalistic piñata known as Peggy Noonan. There’s nothing like a good crisis to bring out the most predictable in Our Peg, and her first Friday column after the Paris attacks is no exception…. Read more »

Wall-to-Wall Folderol

I don’t pretend to know what works well on political television, but I do know there should be some minimal standards of self-respect and decency. So yeah, I was a little shocked to read Martin Longman’s piece at TMS this morning reporting that MSNBC is angling for the rights to rebroadcast Bloomberg’s “Will All Due… Read more »