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About Cliston

Cliston Brown has over a decade of success in the political forecasting arena. Click here to learn more about him.

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Thoughts on Politics and Prognostications

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Articles & Appearances

From broadcast appearances to “The Party Crasher” column at the New York Observer, Cliston has the credibility to speak on political issues.

Recent Blogs

Vignettes and Vendettas

Returning home to California from a recent business trip in Pittsburgh, I needed some reading material to keep me occupied for several hours of flying, so I picked up “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton’s election postmortem that had been drawing mixed reviews in the... read more

On This Labor Day, Let’s Start Respecting Laborers

Since I began writing for the Observer a little over two years ago, I have done very little posting here on my own site. It seemed to me to be superfluous to write here for free when I could get paid for my writing. However, on occasion, I stumble upon a topic that... read more

Responses to New Observer Column

It is my policy to respond to any e-mails I receive through ClistonBrown.com, so long as the e-mails are generally respectful and not threatening. However, I have received such a large volume of e-mail in response to my Observer column of May 31 (“It’s... read more

Postponing New Updates Temporarily

Until the amount of downballot damage from the revelation of Donald Trump’s catastrophic statements against women can be fully assessed, I am temporarily postponing any further Congressional Race Rating updates. read more

The Silliest Criticism Ever

Over the last quarter of a century, there have been countless allegations and criticisms hurled at Hillary Clinton. Some of them have had merit. Others have been silly. Not a small number have been outlandish. (“She murdered Vince Foster,” for example.)... read more

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