Democrats are gleefully ringing their hands as the Trump administration reels from the controversy in Charlottesvile, Virginia. Already two of the President’s Councils have disbanded and another has fallen in its infancy. But, even so, the “oppose Trump” mantra is … Continue reading Democrats Still Lack A Message
Seattle is a mecca for progressive policies. The city that is home to a self-identified Socialist City Councilwoman and is openly toying with defying state law in establishing a local income tax on high earners ($200K in Seattle is not … Continue reading Seattle’s Cautionary Minimum Wage Tale
The (close to) final results are in from Georgia and considering Democrats spent over $30 million on the contests it is a huge disappointment. Democratic wonder kid Jon Ossoff lost to Karen Handel by 5.2 percent (almost 13,000 votes) in … Continue reading What We Learned From GA-6 (And South Carolina) Tonight
Jon Ossoff is a slight favorite to succeed former Congressman Tom Price in GA-6. The district, ancestrally red but now a deep shade of purple (turning bluer everyday) is ripe for a partisan change in Congress. But, despite what I … Continue reading The Democratic Divide Threatens 2018 Successes
Once again, the polls were off, by a lot. Most polls had the Tories running away with the election. Pollsters using turnout models had the Tories with an even bigger margin. In the end the Tories did win the biggest … Continue reading The Tories Lost: Where Does Brexit Go From Here?
Back in 2010, electoral politics in the UK seemed fairly consistent. Labour had a small but steady majority in Parliament, the Tories were the minority and the Liberal Democrats were the fringe. But then the Tories took power in 2010 … Continue reading What’s Up With That UK Election Thing?
Thursday, Republicans held an at large seat in Montana. Republican Greg Gianforte, defeated Democrat Rob Quist by about 7 percent. Now the caveats before I hit the main points of this piece; every election is unique, so are the candidates … Continue reading Neither Party Recognizes The Significance of Montana