John Seeley: For practical purposes, 2018 ended after Stacey Abrams and Sen. Nelson conceded, realizing recounts weren’t going to save them. However, important 2018 loose ends need to be dealt with in the next couple weeks that are all about 2020, despite their calendar date.
John Seeley: Even if the DSCC or Espy campaign did have affidavits from teen boys traumatized by after-school interactions with Hyde-Smith, it wouldn’t hurt Cindy’s chances much if the boys were past the age of consent.
Steve Hochstadt: The likelihood of unusually heavy turnout had been discussed for months, but many polling places were unprepared for large numbers of voters.
Aimee Allison: Women of color won this year by organizing on the ground, reaching out to communities of color, and subsequently inspiring a record number of voters (for a midterm election) to go to the polls.
Steve Hochstadt: Was it a big wave or a little wave or a ripple? Who even knows what those words mean applied to national elections? Numbers are better.
Charles Jaco: Republican trickle-down-cut-taxes-for-the-rich-free-enterprise economics have destroyed rural and small-town Missouri the same way they’ve impoverished urban areas.
Lauren Windsor: Should a billionaire prevail in the Democratic primary and Trump run for reelection, Americans could be looking at a three-way billionaire presidential ballot in the 2020 general election.
John Peeler: Democrats will at least be able to block bad legislation; at best they will be able on occasion to achieve bipartisan solutions to issues like infrastructure improvements, or even a fix on some features of the Affordable Care Act.
he California election results are updated as often as new data is received from county elections offices after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Many ballots are not counted on Election Day; county elections officials plan to complete their work by December 7, 2018. As of this morning, 100% of the precincts […]
Marc Cooper: In spite of their incapacity to build a robust opposition party, there were enough voters to jam up Congress for Donald Trump. I’m sorry, but even for a non-Democrat that’s a huge victory!
Kary Love: The foundation of America is the idea that true representation of the people, meaningful consent to the laws its government passes, must be obtained by the government or it risks being “illegitimate” or a government of “outlaws.”
Shandre Delaney: As a prison abolitionist and advocate for the incarcerated with Human Rights Coalition, I feel it is imperative to be a part of the political process to demand change and be a part of that change.
Brent Budowsky: Across America, from campuses to churches, from union halls to town meetings, from Hollywood to Main Street, Americans are rising and will soon be voting against the hate, fear and lies that President Trump pedals in his closing argument of his bitterly divisive midterm election campaign.