Award-winning journalist Jill Lawrence is a national columnist for Creators Syndicate and a writer for Al Jazeera America Opinion. She was the lead reporter and author for a 2014 Brookings Institution report on the primary process, "Phoning It In and Failing to Show: The Story of the 2014 House Primaries."
Lawrence has covered every presidential campaign since 1988 for news organizations that include USA Today, National Journal, The Daily Beast and The Associated Press. She has also reported extensively on historic events such as the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress, the Clinton impeachment, the Florida recount, and the 1993 and 2009 battles over health reform. More about Jill Lawrence
In Praise of Politics (Talking to You, Ferguson and Washington)
Imagine a World Without 'Obamacare'
The Democratic Comeback Plan
Obama's Immigration Conundrum
The Midterms Road Map To 2016
Mitch McConnell's Plan to End Gridlock
A Wasted Opportunity For Democrats
Can Women Save Democrats in a Republican Year?
The Coming Republican Retreat On Obamacare
Voter ID Laws Make the Poll Tax Look Good
Republicans' Complete Dereliction on Climate Change
Does Professor Obama Need a Dash Of Cowboy Bush?
How I Learned to Love the Chamber Of Commerce
The Democratic Presidential Race Might Be Fun After All
The Politics Gap Between the Rich and the Rest
The Importance of Ignoring Dick Cheney
Sending the Right Messages On Terrorist Acts
Rand Paul's Fair-Weather Compassion
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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