Feb. 22, 2016

By ALEX ALEXIEV The republican primary in South Carolina and the democratic caucuses in Nevada this past weekend have helped narrow the competition to the three top GOP candidates and established Hillary Clinton as the dominant candidate on the democratic side. The...

Feb. 16, 2016

By ALEX ALEXIEV The republican Feb. 13 debate in South Carolina was nearly completely overshadowed by the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the acknowledged conservative intellectual heavy weight on the Supreme Court, of a heart attack just hours before...

Feb. 10, 2016

By ALEX ALEXIEV The results of the New Hampshire primary are in and they have a number of important indications for the presidential race although no decisive change can be said to have emerged from it. The first and most important of them is the clear rejection by...

Feb. 2, 2016

Note: The next election update will run following the Feb. 9 New Hampshire Primary. BY ALEX ALEXIEV And so the Iowa Caucuses are history and in many ways the presidential race 2016 in both parties is starting anew. The Republican Party – The Republican contest in Iowa...

Jan. 26, 2016

By ALEX ALEXIEV With one week left before the first results from the Iowa caucuses are due, the competition in both parties is heating up significantly. The Republican Party – On the GOP side the race was marked by the first organized effort by republican circles to...

Jan. 18, 2016

By ALEX ALEXIEV With only two weeks left before the first Iowa caucuses, the presidential campaign of both parties have become less civil with heated accusations and personal attacks now the rule rather than the exception. If previous experience with presidential...