Mark McKinnon

Articles by Mark McKinnon

The Test of Time

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Begala, Mark McKinnon, H. W. Brands, michael lind, Douglas Brinkley, robert caro, bobby R. Inman, matthew dowd, kathleen hall jamieson and robert dallek

George W. Bush says he doesn’t have time to think about his legacy, but the rest of us have no such trouble. We asked some of the smartest people we could think of—prize-winning historians, presidential scholars, White House vets—to predict how 43 will be judged and to suggest what, if anything, he can still do about it.

Round Two

May 31, 2002 By Paul Begala and Mark McKinnon

A year ago old friends Paul Begala and Mark McKinnon mixed it up in these pages over the president's job performance. Now the die-hard Democrat and the loyal Bushie are back for a rematch, wrestling with tax cuts, the war on terrorism, and more. And the winner is. . .

The Spin Doctor Is Out

Nov 1, 1996 By Mark McKinnon

Being a political consultant had its high points. I helped candidates win elections, traveled around the world, and worked side by side with James Carville and Dick Morris. But campaigns kept sinking to pathetic new lows, which is why I finally had to quit the game.