Bernie Sanders, the self described Democratic Socialist and Independent Senator from Vermont, is leading the current pack of Democratic hopefuls for the White House. Gone are party favorites like NJ Senator Corey Booker or California Senator Kamala Harris. Former Vice-President … Continue reading The Parties Are Broken
It was an exciting election night last night with heartbreak and disappointment for both Democrats and Republicans. With impeachment dividing the nation there were several top-tier races on the docket last night including races for Governor in Mississippi and Kentucky, … Continue reading Reading The Tea Leaves From Tuesday
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
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