John Peeler: Jones won by turning out the voters: the Alabama Department of State reports turnout at 40.46 percent of registered voters, remarkably high for a special election. Most observers were expecting more like 25 percent.
Dan Embree: The establishment Republicans here in Gatos Gordos are trying to hide their glee at their party’s loss, but they know that Steve Bannon has been emasculated, and hypermasculation was all he had going for him.
Eric Gordon: This Assembly race was the final stage of a cascade of other political events that started when California Senator Barbara Boxer retired.
Janet Maker: Although the Democrats made a lot of noise about Russian hacking, the fact is that it would be much easier for Republicans than for Russians to manipulate the election.
RJ Eskow: What do a former Republican doctor, a Goldman Sachs executive turned Bernie-style economic populist, a transgender heavy metal singer, and a Virginia socialist have in common? They all won as Democrats.
everal million Americans voted last Tuesday in the first nationwide election since Donald Trump became President. In the 4-year cycle, this year has the fewest significant election results: two governorships (36 next year) and three state legislative chambers (87 next year) were decided. The media repeated constantly the idea that this was a referendum on […]
Berry Craig: It looks like hogs will fly and another Jones from north of the border—Butch—will coach the Crimson Tide before most Alabama Republican whites will vote for a Democrat.
John Peeler: Of the potential candidates out there, Warren is best positioned to mobilize Democrats and progressives across the lingering divides of 2016.
Kate Harveston: In the current Information Age, there is a strong demand from the American people for transparency regarding money raised for elections. The goal is to ensure complete credibility and to avoid the rise of another Boss Tweed-like character.
Ted Vaill: The deciding vote was cast by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the Court immediately after this decision was announced.
Berry Craig: Woody was a kind and caring cowboy figure. Moore is a hate-monger of the Jesus-loves-me-but-He-can’t-stand-you persuasion.
James Rhodes: Strange ran television ads against Moore and his family, accusing them of being corrupt thieves and would immediately become part of the “Washington insider group.”
Michael Hertz: What promises to be a really interesting fight will pit Nancy Pelosi against challenger Stephen Jaffe.