Mort Kondracke

Morton Kondracke is a retired Washington, DC, journalist (Chicago Sun-Times, The New Republic, McLaughlin Group, FoxNews Special Report, Roll Call, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal) now living on Bainbridge Island. He continues to write regularly for (besides PostAlley), mainly to advance the cause of political reform.

Blowin’ in the Wind: Candidate Pence Twists in Trump’s Long Shadow

If Pence does run—and he’s traveling the primary election circuit like candidates do—he’ll add to the dynamic that currently favors Trump in 2024 as it did in 2016: the bigger the field, the more the anti-Trump vote will be split.

Biden’s Best: Can He Take it on the Road?

That is, the speech was aimed squarely at workers who used to form the base of the Democratic party but have migrated to the GOP.

2024: Dems’ Biggest Asset? Republicans

It’s a sure bet that House Republicans will help Democrats with extremist behavior and ham-handed management.

Midterm Lessons: Moderation Wins, Extremism Loses

It would be a mistake to conclude that all is well, and the electorate is regaining its senses.

Bainbridge Island Has Become a Restaurant Haven

For a community of just 25,000 people, we’re extraordinarily blessed with excellent dining places in various price ranges.

Eeyore Takes a Break

Beforehand, I was convinced there would be a Republican blowout that brought into power scores of 2020 election deniers able to deliver victories  to Republicans regardless of actual results for years to come.

Democracy’s Peril: The Top Issue (and yet…)

Latest poll: Together, pocketbook issues exceed concerns about democracy.

Yawn –Another Attempt at a Third Party. And Yet…

An exhaustive 2019 study by the political reform group, Unite America, concluded that, though 63 percent of Americans SAY they favor a third party, they don’t vote that way.

The Two Party System has Failed. Time for Something Else

One of the objections to a third party is that it spoils elections. But a New Jersey Congressional candidate has a solution for that: a fusion party that can co-endorse a candidate.

Does Biden Know He Shouldn’t Run in ’24?

I expect that Joe Biden will use the shellacking in the 2022 elections as the incentive to announce his non-candidacy in 2024. He's wise to wait.