One of my favorite political authors, Josh Kraushaar, recently wrote an article warning Republicans to be wary of Iowa. They already had ample reason to be. The state only has voted Republican twice since 1988 (GW Bush and Trump) and … Continue reading Until We See More Data, Republicans Looking Fine In Iowa
In a piece so brilliant it could only be published on Slate, Jamie Bouie writes, “The Path To The Presidency Could Be Harder For White Democrats In 2020.” Bouie is write but for the wrong reasons. Bouie chalks it up to Trump’s … Continue reading White Democrats Need Not Apply
In a stunning piece in the Atlantic, Florida Senator Marco Rubio released his inner blue-collar Trump and talked about the dignity of work. What is shocking is not only is this a repudiation of the anti-government ideology that got him … Continue reading How Marco Rubio Is Preparing The Trump Era GOP For The Future
In recent weeks Democrats have won a number of late deciding races due to absentee and provisional ballots being counted (see every district in Orange County) flipping blue AFTER election night. But these votes were all cast in a decidedly … Continue reading A Do-Over In The NC-9 Probably Won’t End Well For Democrats
Up until November 6th, Republicans claimed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 would provide the party a message of success to run on in the era of Donald Trump. Instead, the evidence suggests Donald Trump actually did more … Continue reading Did The Tax Cuts Sink The Republican House Majority?
Significant debate in academic and political circles has been generated regarding the results of November. Some call it a wave, others call it a ripple. Depending on how you look at it and what you compare it to reasonable arguments … Continue reading Not All Waves Are Created Equal
Mahoning County should be as solidly blue as it comes. The county recently gave Obama a 28 percent win and even voted against John Kasich in 2014. But in the recently concluded midterms amid a national environment hostile to Republicans … Continue reading Realignment Central in 2018: Ohio