Last year, the world was introduced to several right-wing shocks. First, when the UK voted to leave the EU. The second was when Donald Trump was elected President. Since those events though the right-wing, populist victories have been hard to … Continue reading Germany’s Electoral Shock To The World Order
Emboldened by a struggling Republican President and recent legislative special election wins Democrats counterattacked and unveiled a new slogan and set of policies geared to helping the “working American.” The slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages,” was … Continue reading Same Old Democratic Ideas
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?
In two weeks, French voters will once again go to the polls to elect a new President. But before they do, their prior decisions yesterday have been called “earth shattering” by some and the end of an “era” in French … Continue reading Interpreting The French Election
You might be thinking the Democratic base is fired up to oppose Donald Trump and his hate-mongering, xenophobic, racist ways. You’d be right. Of course, it also forced the party to forfeit any ability to contest Donald Trump’s plan to … Continue reading Democrats Have A Grassroots Problem
Democrats have a problem. No, I am not speaking of their lack of a national bench. Nor the 1,000 plus state legislative seats Republicans have taken from them in the last six years. I am speaking of red-state Democrats blues. … Continue reading Democrats Red State Blues