Election Reform

Election Reform

What Happened on Election Day?

Why Did Democrats Lose

Steve Hochstadt: Americans angry about the economy have turned to a party which forced an end to unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed, which wants to cut both welfare programs and taxes on the wealthy, which opposes doing anything to prevent jobs and profits from going overseas We’ll see how that turns out.

The Choice of the Century

Way Ahead for Democrats

Robert Reich: If you want a single reason for why Democrats lost big on Election Day 2014 it’s this: Median household income continues to drop.

Eight Hotly Debated Issues … From the Election That Never Was

Why Democrats Lost

RJ Eskow: It has been suggested that the Democratic Party can run and win on social issues in 2016, but that seems less likely after this year’s results. If voters can reject a personhood amendment and elect a far-right Republican on the same ballot, social issues aren’t likely to be the cure-all some Democrats are seeking.

Free At Last! Obama at the Nadir

Obama Political Agenda

John Peeler: The Obama who appealed to the liberal and socialist base among the more educated parts of American society was the embodiment of the hope for transcendence of centuries of racial oppression.

Why Americans Don’t Vote

Low Voter Turnout

Randy Shaw: As you look at yesterday’s national results and castigate Democratic-leaning constituencies for a lower turnout than 2012, realize that’s a classic case of blaming the victim.

Republicans Today’s Dixiecrats?

Republicans Dixiecrats

Berry Craig: Today, the Republican Party is largely what the Democrats used to be, notably in the South and in border states like Kentucky: the white folks party.

Flex Your Vote

vote-601

Tom English: Flex Your Vote. America is in a tender place right now but we can change that.

Senate High Drama After Election Day

Senate High Drama

Brent Budowsky: If the runoff scenario unfolds, the potential secret weapon for Democrats is that Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.) and Georgia candidate Michelle Nunn both have cutting-edge credentials to campaign as leaders in the battle to end the gridlock that is almost universally deplored by voters.

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