Archives - Matthew Dawidowicz

Clinton conundrum: The right choice for VP?

Pundits are discussing the possibility of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidacy. But what effects would this choice actually have?

Moderation in political ideals

Why Democrats should learn to embrace Republican candidates.

Political agenda reaches no middle ground

A student examines the lack of moderates within bipartisan political parties.

Democrats should require more litmus tests

A look at the mindset of Democrats and the Democratic Party.

The bully pulpit: Limits, trials and tribulations

People feel President Obama isn't doing enough on his own. Here's why that idea of the "bully pulpit" is nothing more than a fantasy.

Modest prediction: Dems can flip the House

[caption id="attachment_14406" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Source:"][/caption] I’m going to make a very premature prediction. It could easily be wrong, but…

Fresh pork: why earmarks shouldn't be bashed

Earmarks are often bashed in American discourse, but they are necessary to the way American politics works for a number of reasons.

Political polarization might be a good thing

In 1950, the American Political Science Association’s Committee on Political Parties wrote a report called “Toward a More Responsible Two-Party…

The health care bill will not be 'replaced'

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), getting the…

Palin vs. Obama

  The GOP’s primary electorate has developed a tendency to nominate non-mainstream candidates, caring more about ideological purity than winning…