Michael Barone / Politics

Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking

Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn't bark in the night. Dogs that are not barking at night -- nor in prime time -- provide some useful clues to understanding the significance of this year's election.

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Why the House Will Stay Republican

You probably haven't read much commentary about this year's elections to the House of Representatives. There's a good reason for that: The majority in the Senate is up for grabs, but it's clear to everyone who follows these things that ...

Could Hispanics Be Souring on Obama Democrats?

It's looking like a tough offyear election for Democrats, with their Senate majority at serious risk and their chances of gaining House seats down toward zero.

Every party has a bad offyear sometimes; Republicans did in 2006. Sooner or later they...