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Washington Bureau Chief and Columnist — Wall Street Journal

Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal and author of the Capital Journal column. Follow my writings, posts and appearances at http://t.co/Skn602hyP3

The Policy-Free Campaign of 2014

blogs.wsj.com — If you like an election campaign in which the candidates offer detailed policy plans explaining how they propose to address the nation's basic budget and entitlement challenges-well, this hasn't been the election year for you. Instead, the key races this year-the ones that will determine who will control the United States Senate-have been about mood, personalities and anger.

2014 vs. 2012: Two Portraits of American Voters

online.wsj.com — The midterm election that lies just ahead promises to do a terrific job of illustrating the basic schism in American politics, the one that explains why we have deeply divided government in Washington: While Democrats may have built the ideal coalition for winning presidential elections, Republicans have assembled the ideal coalition for winning congressional elections.

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Islamic State’s Distinct Battle Fronts Alarm Washington

blogs.wsj.com — The outside world is learning a bit more every day about Islamic State, and the startling fact now becoming clear is this: The militant group's army is sophisticated enough to conduct big, separate and far-flung operations in multiple places at the same time.

Democrats Lose Edge on Economic, Foreign Policy

online.wsj.com — In politics as in life, it's sometimes useful to reduce complicated questions to their simplest components. And so it is in trying to understand why Democrats are in a bind today, with three weeks to go before the midterm elections. Democrats' problem is simple.

In a Nasty Fight for Senate Control, Democrats Hold Lead in Negative Vibes

blogs.wsj.com — The race for control of the Senate in this year's election is big, expensive, important-and negative. And the most negative so far are those with the most to lose. A good gauge of the overall tenor of campaigns is the television advertising aired either by or on behalf of the candidates.

Why Loss of Senate Would Carry Silver Linings for Obama

Capital Journal: Arab States' Help Opens New Front in Fight - WSJ

online.wsj.com — The American offensive against Islamic State is a big deal, of course, inserting the U.S. into a fight in a region it has been trying to exit for most of the Obama presidency. But in the long run, that may not be the most significant part of what transpired in recent weeks.

Arab States' Help Opens New Front in Fight

online.wsj.com — The American offensive against Islamic State is a big deal, of course, inserting the U.S. into a fight in a region it has been trying to exit for most of the Obama presidency. But in the long run, that may not be the most significant part of what has transpired in recent weeks.

Tension Over Arming Syrian Rebels Cuts Across Party Lines

blogs.wsj.com — A look inside the vote in the House last week to approve one important piece of the strategy for combating Islamic State--arming Syrian rebels--shows just how torn the country is about launching into a new battle in the Middle East, and how the unease cuts unpredictably across political lines.
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Oct 31, 2014

How has the issue agenda change during the 2014 campaign? @hookjan explores. Remember gun control? on.wsj.com/107fJl5 via @WSJPolitics

Oct 31, 2014

WSJ: FCC chief laying the groundwork to expand authority over broadband; he won't please all on net neutrality. on.wsj.com/1rEkj0h

Oct 30, 2014

Watching election night is like watching Super Bowl; watching mail-in votes is like a "serialized mini-series." on.wsj.com/13kThqi

Oct 30, 2014

Very good GDP growth number this morning: 3.5%. Kinda late to affect mid-terms much, though. on.wsj.com/13jMKfG

Oct 30, 2014

Want to understand how voter anger affects governors races? Here it is, in one piece: on.wsj.com/1rBFmk6

Oct 30, 2014

Governors are discovering that what they consider good economic news doesn't impress voters so much: on.wsj.com/1rBFmk6 via @WSJ

Oct 29, 2014

In WSJ's Think Tank, Drew Altman says Obamacare hasn't turned out to be a big 2014 election issue. on.wsj.com/1yGAaRK via @WSJPolitics

Oct 28, 2014

Fundamental political reality: Democrats have a nice presidential coalition, Republicans a nice congressinal one., on.wsj.com/1xwB1Ds

Oct 28, 2014

If you like campaigns with detailed debate of important policy issues, it hasn't been your year. on.wsj.com/1rOGgKY via @WSJPolitics

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