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.
Dick Price: To help voters sort through the 13 candidates vying to represent this Los Angeles district, community activists organized a candidates forum featuring 8 candidates that drew a packed-house audience of more than 200.
Robert Gould: The right felt persecuted during the Obama years and is also beginning to feel impotent, as Trump has been incapable of following through on large policy changes that he promised as a candidate.
Hector Villagra: No matter how Trump dresses up the title, the [Election Integrity] commission’s true goal is to make it harder for people to register and vote.
62 million Americans presumed to be capable of operating motor vehicles took well over a year before deciding Donald J. Trump was the responsible choice to lead us.