Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Jay Cost

Jay Cost has been a top political analyst for over a decade. From 2005 until 2010 he was an elections analyst for RealClearPolitics. Since 2010, he has been a senior writer at the The Weekly Standard.

He is the author of three books. Spoiled Rotten traces the history of the Democratic Party from its founding under Andrew Jackson until the presidency of Barack Obama. A Republic No More is a history of political corruption from the founding of the country to the present day. The Price of Greatness, which explores the intellectual relationship between James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, which will be released in May 2018.

Jay received a B.A. with High Distinction in Government and History from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.