The election of Donald Trump was supposed to usher in a new era of conservative governance. Instead, all it has done is divide the GOP along ideological and class based fault lines that have only grown since the GOP tried … Continue reading The Republicans Dilemma
Last weekend, Kamala Harris met with Clinton operatives and fundraisers in the Hamptons. Such a meeting is an indication the Clinton team is seriously considering, if not already decided, to support Harris for President in 2020. Harris, the freshman Senator … Continue reading Democrats Haven’t Learned Much From Last Year
Republicans, with significant effort, passed Healthcare Reform out of the House. Now, the effort is stalled in the Senate with both conservatives and moderates balking at various elements of the bill. In a perfect world, all sides would get what … Continue reading How Republicans Can Pass Healthcare Reform and Win In The Midterms
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
This is it, it all comes down to the returns tonight in a small, suburban, highly educated district in Georgia. Outside spending has poured into the district to the tune of over $50 million (most expensive House race in US … Continue reading What To Look For in GA-6 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
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?