Last week, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz created waves when he said he was forming an exploratory committee to run for President. One would think Democratic moderates and Independents might welcome such a voice. Instead, the response was derision not just … Continue reading Run Howard, Run
For as long as I can remember, Florida has been considered the perennial battleground state. Like Ohio, the state has voted for the winning Presidential candidate since the new Millenium. But, the state known for Hanging Chads and giving George … Continue reading Is Florida Still A Battleground?
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 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