Lincoln Mitchell

Political Development, Strategic Communication and Research

Lincoln Mitchell is a political development and strategic communications consultant as well as an accomplished scholar and writer. Mitchell has worked on political development in dozens of countries as well as on numerous domestic political campaigns. He has also published books, articles, opinion pieces and blogs on international relations, the former Soviet Union, democracy, US politics and baseball. 

THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

Lincoln Mitchell served as national political correspondent for the New York Observer from September 2014 to July 2016. Below are links to some of the articles he has written for the Observer.

"Turkey and Nice Should Give Americans Much Needed Perspective,"July 16, 2016

"Donald Trump Is the Republican Louis Farrakhan," July 11, 2016

"Bernie Sanders' Vanishing Act," July 5, 2016

"After Brexit, No Second Act for Political Theatre," June 28, 206

"The Mess the GOP Establishment Made for Itself Keeps Getting Worse," June 19, 2016

"Homophobia, Terrorism and Guns in Orlando," June 13, 2016

"Trump’s Anti-NATO Stance and Praise for Putin May Haunt Him," June 7, 2016

"The Primaries Aren’t Rigged, But the Two-Party System Is," May 31, 2016

"What If Bernie Is Right About Hillary?" May 23, 2016

"Nativists Now Control the GOP," May 16, 2016

"Establishment Republicans Have More in Common With Hillary Than Trump," May 10, 2016

"What Does Bernie Want?" May 3, 2016

"How Will We Remember the 2016 Presidential Election?" April 28, 2016

"The Ghost of Bush-Gore: The 2000 Election Haunts the 2016 Race," April 21, 2016

"Hillary Clinton Represents the Last Hurrah for Centrist Democrats," April 10, 2016

"Why Bernie Sanders Should Have Hugged Barack Obama," April 5, 2016

"Brussels, the Presidential Election and the U.S. Role in the World," March 28, 2016

"What's Next for Bernie Sanders?" March 19, 2016

"Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Electoral Whitesplaining," March 11, 2016

"The Dubious Prospects of the Stop Trump Movement," March 4, 2016

"Will the Primaries Be Over on Super Tuesday," February 29, 2016

"Eight is Enough: Will a Democratic President Ever Replace Scalia," February 23, 2016

"Mike Bloomberg's Outlandish Presidential Fantasy," February 16, 2016

"How Hillary Can Stop Bernie-mentum," February 8, 2016

"For Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio, the Iowa Caucus is Do or Die," January 31, 2016

"Is Hillary Clinton's Campaign 12 Years Too Late?" January 26, 2016

"Is Ted Cruz the Next Barry Goldwater?" January 19, 2016

"Why the GOP Establishment is Complicit in the Rise of Cruz and Trump," January 12, 2016

"A Message to Bernie Sanders' Supporters: You Can't Handle the Truth," January 4, 2016

"Donald Trump is Not the Only Reason Bernie Sanders Is Losing," December 31, 2015

"Dems and GOP Go from Different Breeds to Different Species," December 23, 2015

"Maybe We Are Actually Winning the War on Terror," December 16, 2015

"Even After Terrorists Legally Get Guns, the NRA Remains Bulletproof," December 8, 2015

"Can Marco Rubio Out-Hawk Hillary Clinton?" November 30, 2015

"Republicans Would Not Elect Ronald Reagan Today," November 23, 2015

"Tragedy in Paris, but Myopia in America," November 16, 2015

"Rubio v. Cruz: the Establishment and the Tea Party Duke It Out," November 9, 2015

"Jeb is Doing So Poorly That He Lowered Expectations and Can Rebound," November 3, 2015

"Bernie-ing Out: Has Hillary Extinguished Her Primary Opponent?" October 28, 2015

"American Jews Face a Political Paradox," October 20, 2015

"Speaker of the House: The Plum Job No Sane Politician Wants," October 13, 2015

"Death Match: Biden v. Hillary is a Dream Come True for the GOP," October 7, 2015

"No Candidate Is Electable, but One Will Win Anyway," September 30, 2015

"John Boehner's Resignation Means a 'Victory for the Crazies'," September 25, 2015

"It's Over: Farewell Yogi Berra," September 23, 2015

"Is Bernie Sanders Really Unelectable?" September 21, 2015

"For the Clintons It Is Always 1992," September 16, 2015

"As North Beach Goes So Could Go New York," September 10, 2015

"What Bernie Sanders Still Must Do to Beat Hillary," September 2, 2015

"Which Republican Candidate is Most Like Ronald Reagan?" August 27, 2015

"Why the Underestimated Bernie Sanders is Also Overrated," August 19, 2015

"Will Hillary Follow George H. W. Bush's Road to the White House," August 14, 2015

"Bernie Sanders' Rise Leaves Little Room for Joe Biden," August 6, 2015

"In Stalin's Hometown, Absent Statues and Lingering Legacies," July 31, 2015

"Why the Black Lives Matter Campaign Matters to Bernie Sanders," July 29, 2015

"Get Ready to Rumble: Scott Walker and Jeb Bush Battle Over Iran," July 22, 2015

"Republicans Need a Free-For-All Debate," July 14, 2015

"Don't Confuse the Presidential Election with Reality TV," July 9, 2015

"After Liberal SCOTUS Victories, Can GOP Turn Lemons into Lemonade?" June 30, 2015

"The Tbilisi Flood Spawns a Wave of Volunteers," June 17, 2015

"Why Activists Ignore Crimes Against the Rohingya Minority in Myanmar," June 12, 2015

"Georgia's Invasion of Ukraine," June 1, 2015

"Jeb Bush 2016 Looks Like Hillary Clinton 2008," May 26, 2015

"Why the Hell is Rand Paul Wooing Liberal San Franciscans?" May 15, 2015

"Minor Presidential Candidates Could Have A Major Impact on the GOP Race," May 8, 2015

"Neocon LIte: Democrats Still Lack a Foreign Policy Vision," May 4, 2015

"Would Clinton-Warren Be a Winning Ticket," April 17, 2015

"Bibi's Moment to Make Friends With Israel's Enemies," April 1, 2015

"Forget About It: Hillary Clinton's Email Problems Will Fade Quickly," March 23, 2015

"Why the Likud-GOP Alliance Hurts Israel," March 18, 2015

"Hillary Clinton Needs a Reverse Sister Souljah Moment," March 1, 2015

"Jeb Bush's Puzzling Foreign Policy Speech," February 20, 2015

"The Ceasefire in Ukraine Rewards Moscow," February 12, 2015

"Is NATO Still Relevant," February 10, 2015

"How Kremlin TV Covers America and Why it Matters," February 3, 2015

"Sorry, You're Not Charlie; and You're Not Ahmed Either," January 15, 2015

"Is Vladimir Putin a Wimp or a Russian Hitler," December 26, 2014

"Why Elizabeth Warren Would Accomplish Nothing By Challenging Hillary Clinton," December 23, 2014

"Why Cuba Could Be a Big Win for Hillary Clinton," December 22, 2014

"Look, Dick Cheney's Back. And Republicans Want to Hide," December 15, 2014

"The U.S. Should Stop Patting Itself on the Back Over the Torture Report," December 12, 2014

"Police Brutality at Home Batters America's Image Abroad," December 12, 2014

"Honestly, Talking About Race Changes Nothing in America," December 4, 2014

"Curt Schilling, the Obama Daughters, Darwin and Jesus," December 2, 2014

"From Ferguson to the Tenderloin, the New and Old in Urban America," November 30, 2014

"Watts Redux: Ferguson is a Recurring Tragedy," November 25, 2014

"Ron Paul's Appearances on Kremlin TV Could Hurt His Son's Presidential Aspirations," November 17, 2014

"We Now Live in Newt Gingrich's World," November 14, 2014

"In U.S. China Climate Deal, Big Loser is Russia," November 12, 2014

"Where Do the Democrats Go From Here?" November 4, 2014

"Jerry Brown in the 21st Century," October 30, 2014

"On the Death of My Brother," October 28, 2014

"Is the West Losing Hope in Ukraine," October 28, 2014

"Rand Paul and the African American Vote," October 21, 2014

"President Obama and the Memoir Writers," October 10, 2014

"Leon Panetta Talks to Bill O'Reilly," October 9, 2014

"During Month of Gaffes, Vice President Biden Says Something Brilliant," October 6, 2014

"Don't Call Me a 'Spoiler': Ralph Nader Leaves a Voicemail," October 3, 2014

"Leonard Cohen Turns 80," September 22, 2014

"Rand Paul in California," September 21, 2014

"Climate Change Might Be Replacing Gay Marriage As the Next Big Social Issue," September 19, 2014

"Benghazi Again," September 18, 2014

"The Battle for the Senate: A Toss-Up or Just a Race to the Bottom," September 17, 2014

"Bobby Jindal Blasts Obama Energy Team As 'Science Deniers,'" September 16, 2014

"Hillary Clinton Stumbles on the Non-Campaign Trail," September 16, 2014

"Is the Gender Gap Really About Race?" September 16, 2014

"Six Californias Not Likely to Make the Ballot," September 14, 2014

"Cruz and the Jews," September 12, 2014

"Those Halcyon Days When We Cared About Income Inequality," September 12, 2014

"President Obama Cannot Lead from Behind on Public Opinion," September 11, 2014

"Landslide Andrew: What Cuomo's Miserable Margin Tells Us About 2016," September 10, 2014

"What Ray Rice and Dock Ellis Tell Us About American Politics," September 9, 2014

"Russia Today: A Metaphor Wrapped Around a Precedent Inside an Analogy," September 8, 2014

"Clinton on Kissinger," September 8, 2014

"Jeb Bush and the Republican Nomination," September 6, 2014

"What Is at Stake in the Midterm Elections?" September 5, 2014

"Making Way for the Independents," September 5, 2014

"Is Rand Paul Becoming Just Another Republican?" September 4, 2014