Jill Lawrence is an award-winning analyst, columnist and commentary writer who has covered every presidential election since 1988.
Lawrence is a national columnist for Creators Syndicate. Previously she was a senior correspondent and managing editor for politics at National Journal and a senior correspondent and columnist for PoliticsDaily.com. Her other positions have included national political correspondent for USA Today and national political writer at the Associated Press. She has also written about politics for The Week, Al Jazeera America, TheDailyBeast.com, TheAtlantic.com, the Boston Globe, the Atlanta Constitution, the Washington Post Magazine, Humanities Magazine and other online and print publications. More about Jill Lawrence
A Black President's Burden
Imagining President Hillary: a Possible History of the Future
Obama's Campaign Rivals Resurface on Iraq
When the Best Man for the Job Might Be a Man
The GOP's Mixed Message to Minorities
Democrats Vie to Win Akin Award for Self-Inflicted Damage
Pining for a Swaggering, Bare-Chested President? Get Over It
The President's Three Pinocchios
Don't Let the Border Crisis Go to Waste
Sarah Palin's Immigration-Impeachment Bonfire
Cleveland Wins the 2016 Republican Convention. Who Will That Help?
The Hobby Lobby Effect
The Patriotism Gap and Other Disconnects
How to Run for President as a Capitalist, Hillary Clinton Edition
A GOP Divided Against Itself and Costing the Country Big Time
Hillary Clinton's Elitism Problem
How to Get Sicker, Die Sooner, and Pay More for It
The Republican Party's Goldwater Moment
The Hillary Clinton We Know
Will Cantor's Loss Be a Turning Point for the Tea Party?
The Hillary Clinton Age Trap
Obama Risks Could Lead to Rewards
Surrender on Guns Is Not an Option
Elizabeth Warren Will Be the X-Factor in 2016 — Even if She Doesn't Run for President
What Do Voters Owe a Contender of a Certain Age?
Republican Science-Rejection Syndrome Is Hurting All of Us
Time to Reconsider the Six-Year Presidential Term
Why Won't Obama Protect Gay Workers?
Elizabeth Warren's Biggest Mistake
Why Should Colleges Be Blind to Color and Nothing Else?
The Democrats Have a Mega-Donor Problem
Martin O'Malley's Biggest 2016 Problem (Besides Hillary Clinton)
Republicans Learned All the Wrong Lessons from Bush's 'Read My Lips' Snafu
Is the Minimum Wage Drive a Passing Fancy for Obama and his Party?
Will Democrats Let Obamacare Sink Them Again?
Rand Paul's Mainstream Dreams
Technology is a Whole New Way for Politicians to Fail
Obamacare Subsidies Create GOP Identity Crisis
Stopping Keystone is the Wrong Fight for Obama
The 'Woman Problem' Cathy McMorris Rodgers Can't Solve
The Republican Trust Gap on Poverty
How Poverty Stupefies
Is Obama Powerless to Fight Inequality?
How Steve Beshear Became Kentucky’s Democrat Whisperer
The Truthiness of Rand Paul
Virginia Isn't the Place Ken Cuccinelli Thinks It Is
Obama Says He's Not Worried About Style Points. He Should Be.
Business Tries to Tame Tea-Party Conservatives It Helped Elect
Do Women Make Better Senators than Men?
Is It Time to Take Martin O'Malley Seriously?
Terry McAuliffe's Woman Problem
The Most Bogus Argument Against New Gun Laws
Has Washington Given Up on the Economy?
Dennis Miller and Bill O'Reilly Counterprogram the White House Correspondents Dinner
Hispanics Actually Don't Share Republican 'Faith and Family' Values
Why John McCain Is Barack Obama's New Best Friend
How to Shrink the Dangerous Republican Empathy Gap
Obama Just Wasted a Big Chance to Sell His Economic Vision
Paul Ryan's Obamacare Repeal Fantasy
Argo is Great, But 52 Former American Hostages Are Still Looking for Justice
Chris Christie is a Republican Without a Party
Spielberg's Lincoln: A Lesson in Realpolitik for a Squeamish Age
Obama Voters Shake GOP Vision of Electorate
Five Most Surprising Things About the Democratic Convention
Five Most Surprising Things About the GOP Convention (Besides Clint Eastwood)
The Battle of the Bailout
Rick Perry's Jobs Strategy: Raiding Other States
Health Care Law Could Give Rise to Entrepreneurs
Pawlenty's Huge Iowa Gamble
Seven Things Republicans Were For, Before They Were Against Them
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