As election season swings into full gear and we look back at Iowa and New Hampshire it is clear the front-runner for the Democratic nomination is an Independent Democratic Socialist who until 2016 did not call himself a Democrat. Bernie … Continue reading The Devil You Know vs. The Devil You Don’t
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
This week, Democrats received a very, very ugly reality check in the run-up to November. Despite the antipathy a large number of Americans have to the President, despite the impeachment push, and despite their takeover of the House in 2018, … Continue reading Iowa Is A Reality Check For Democrats
On Tuesday night, Democrats received a painful reminder of just how difficult it will be to turn Texas blue this year. That night, Republicans utterly demolished Democratic hopes to win the “most important special election since the midterms.” Republicans won … Continue reading Tuesday Night in Texas Showed It Will Be Hard To Flip In 2020
Last week, amidst a sleepy news cycle, with the Speaker of the House unwilling to move impeachment forward and campaign trails news few and far between, the Trump administration dropped a bombshell when they admitted they were behind the drone … Continue reading Trump’s Slaying of Soleimani A Very Jacksonian Action
Despite all the topsy turvy course corrections we have seen this summer and fall – courtesy of a Democratic Presidential field which does not want to shrink – the race is still two old white guys to lose. I am … Continue reading The 2020 Democratic Primary Is Still Two Old White Guys Race To Lose
In April of this year, Republicans pulled off a major upset when conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn defeated liberal Judge Lisa Neubauer. The win represented a stunning success for the party after losing every statewide race last November and the prior … Continue reading What Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Contest Means For 2020
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
On Saturday, Louisiana voters went to the polls to decide whether Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards deserved a second term, or whether a Republican should replace him. Because of the nature of the primary, there was little doubt Edwards would … Continue reading Is Louisiana A Microcosm of American Politics?
In 2016, Republican bleeding in the suburbs was bad. But, last year, the floodgates burst and historically red districts nestled in suburbs as geographically diverse to be in TX, OK, and SC turned blue. While North Carolina’s suburbs turned a … Continue reading Has Republican Bleeding In The Suburbs Stopped?