Alan Ehrenhalt

Governors and Their Attorneys General: Out of Sync by Design

By: - April 16, 2010

When President Obama needed an attorney general, he picked out someone he wanted (Eric Holder), wrote the name on a piece of paper, and waited for the U.S. Senate to approve his choice. Which it did, by a vote of 75-to-21. About half the Senate Republicans voted against the nominee, but none of them complained […]

Sunbelt Burnout

By: - March 26, 2010

For the past four decades, ever since Kevin Phillips coined the term in his 1969 book,”The Emerging Republican Majority,” most Americans have known what the Sunbelt is. It is the huge swath of territory running south along the Atlantic from the southern border of Virginia to Florida, then west to Texas and all the way […]