Jay Cost


Jay Cost is a staff writer for the Weekly Standard and the author of Spoiled Rotten (HarperCollins), a revisionist history of the Democratic Party, due out in May 2012. A graduate of the University of Virginia and University of Chicago, he currently resides in Pennsylvania.

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The Expanding Power of the Presidency

by Jay Costvia Policy Review
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jay Cost on The President’s Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution by Mitchel A. Sollenberger and Mark J. Rozell

Election 2012: An Unusually Clear Policy Choice

by Jay Costvia Policy Review
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nationalism through commerce versus egalitarianism through

Nomination process can be understood as a social choice mechanism

How Obama Won The Nomination

by Jay Costvia Policy Review
Friday, August 1, 2008

Getting the most delegates per voter.