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Keith Naughton is a public affairs consultant specializing in policy analysis, development and messaging. He has a PhD in public policy from the University of Southern California, where he won the Reining Award for his dissertation on congressional earmarks. In addition, he has over 20 years experience in campaign politics working at a range of levels from presidential to local offices. He is a contributor to the San Francicso Chronicle, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Public CEO.


OPINION: CRYSTAL BALL: Is The Trump Coalition Doomed?

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Trump voters, united by a shared set of economic and cultural grievances, are not a majority

MAD Wasn’t So Mad After All -- The World Still Needs Deterrence

op-ed | Keith Naughton
For all the hand-wringing, MAD worked

These Cities Will Be The Biggest LOSERS In Amazon's Second Headquarters Sweepstakes

op-ed | Keith Naughton
There's no participation trophy up for grabs but Amazon is getting lots of free publicity

Want To Secure Stop Election Fraud In America? Get Rid Of Electronic Voting

op-ed | Keith Naughton
Paper ballots make mass fraud impossible

Amazon Has A Bidding Problem And It's Worse Than The Casinos In Vegas

op-ed | Keith Naughton
Amazon needs to make and keep friends in the world of politics.

Amazon Is Not Coming; Your City Has Already Lost

op-ed | Keith Naughton
What does Amazon really value? Labor supply.

Venezuela Today, Saudi Arabia Tomorrow

Opinion | Keith Naughton
No state can postpone reckoning for its economic sins forever.

Surprise: The Pollsters Were Right (Sort Of)

Opinion | Keith Naughton
The media is still in a fog on polling.

Weinergate Fitting End To This Election Season

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Clinton may just edge out Trump for being more disliked.

Why The Polls Don't Agree (And Never Will)

| Keith Naughton
The fundamental problem for the pollsters is figuring out just who is going to come out to vote.

Hollywood Still Doesn't Understand Politics

Opinion | Keith Naughton
While Trump is carelessly compared to Hitler, Clinton’s own campaign strategy is explicitly tribal in nature, dependent on a dominant vote from a collection of ethnic groups.

Trump's Challenge: Too Much Personality Cult; Clinton's Challenge: Not Enough

Opinion | Keith Naughton
While the unpopularity of both candidates is truly remarkable, that unpopularity stems from how one-dimensional Trump and Clinton are.

Clinton Falling, Trump Stagnant

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Time is making a fool out of those who predicted a Clinton landslide.

Third-Party Flop

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Don't bet on Gary Johnson or Jill Stein gaining considerable traction, even against against Democratic and Republican candidates with historically low favorability ratings.

The Great Race To The Bottom

Opinion | Keith Naughton

Trump's Brexit Blunder

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Even the Leave campaign acknowledged Brexit would have short-term costs.

Brexit Referendum's Warning To Europe: Less Is Better Than More For The European Union

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Prosperity masks a lot of bad ideas.

Trump Has Not Changed Anything, Politics Is Still The Same

Opinion | Keith Naughton
What is remarkable about Trump’s victory is how it confirms to most of the conventional wisdom

Trump's Biggest Problem: The GOP Doesn't Fear Him Any Longer

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Never in the history of Republican or Democratic primaries has a frontrunner failed so badly in gaining votes as the field has narrowed.

Trump Is Not Winning, His Opponents Are Losing

Opinion | Keith Naughton
While they divided, he conquered.

The Case For Dumping Trump: He's The Worst Candidate Since The Parties Implemented Primaries

Opinion | Keith Naughton
The fear of Trump is backwards.

The Supreme Game: Would Compromising With Obama Be The Smart Strategy?

Opinion | Keith Naughton
If Hillary wins, a far-left justice is all but guaranteed.

America's Incoherent Sanctions Policy

Opinion | Keith Naughton
In the vast majority of cases, economic sanctions are nothing more than empty symbolism and political grandstanding.

Another Obama Boondoggle: Wasting Tax Dollars On The Self-Driving Car

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Not a single self-driving car will be sold until the ethical and liability issues are determined

Is Venezuela The Next Foreign Policy Crisis?

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Socialism in Venezuela was not successful, just propped up by massive oil reserves.

President Obama's Propaganda Problem

Opinion | Keith Naughton
The only thing Obama understands is that the critics of America always have a point and the critics of his administration never do.

Does Yoko Ono Cause Heart Attacks? Maybe�

Opinion | Keith Naughton
The fact is that we don’t know if vehicle emissions, chemical spills or stress is the cause of the observed health problems.

The Value Of A GOP JV Debate

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Even though everyone wants to play on the varsity stage, the real show to watch will be the junior varsity debate.

The Danger From China’s Coming Recession

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Nobody knows when China will dip into recession, but every day that goes by is one day closer.

Embassy Or Not, Cuba Will Remain In Misery

Opinion | Keith Naughton
Cuba will only become relevant once its police state inevitably collapses and millions seek to flee.


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