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2006 Election

Does Turnout Doom Democrats in 2014?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Yes, Democratic turnout is comparatively lower than Republicans in midterm elections compared to presidential elections. Yes, Democrats are disadvantaged by this. Yes, Republicans are trying to restrict voting in the names of vote fraud and election uniformity. However, there is a glaring fact, come the light of day.

Cruz Takes Swipe At McCain

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took a swipe at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his failed 2008 presidential run during an interview with GQ Magazine. "I do...

Is Minority Voter Registration Really Declining?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

To understand my contention that The Washington Post's analysis is flawed, I must explain how the voting and registration questions are asked.

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

The Two Party System May Fall Apart by 2012 -- So Why Not Negotiate?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The middle would be much happier if we'd stop negotiating and start making their lives better. But in absence of a coherent plan by a unified government, their vote just seems like flailing.

It's Not As Bad as All That

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

The "bloodbath" theory of the 2010 midterm elections is satisfyingly sharp and clear. But what it sacrifices for clarity may be truth.

A Progressive Candidate Ignored By the Democratic Party

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps it is quixotic to pursue a seat in Congress these days if you are a progressive. I think not. Candidate Dr. David Gill has been chasing that d...

The Republican Midterm Dilemma

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The main result of 18 months of calling the Obama administration extremists is that it is the Republicans themselves who will seem like the extremists by the time November comes around.

Attention Democrats: When the House Is on Fire, Don't Cower, Grab a Hose

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters are angry, and while it is illogical that people seem to be looking to break the gridlock in Washington by voting in Republicans who are no better, the anger is based on real concerns.

2000-2009: America's Lost Decade

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

When historians update the history of the United States and ponder when we lost our way and punted the mantle of global supremacy to China, they'll conclude this past decade was the turning point.

We Should Be Grateful That Obama Is "Dithering"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We, as a country, would be a lot (and I mean a lot) better off right now if Cheney and his boss had done some dithering before invading Iraq.

Two Parties No Party for America

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our leaders have all morphed in to one large, non-identified, political animal that proports to stand for something but has ended up standing for very little at all.

Congressional Democrats Made a Big Mistake Including Earmarks in the Spending Bill

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Democrats in Congress could really use a lesson in the art of politics from President Obama. They have handed the Republicans a legitimate issue to complain about, and there isn't a single good reason for it.

Democrats in Congress Need to Learn How to Lead

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I am losing patience with congressional Democrats' innate instinct to capitulate, something that has been evident since the November 2006 mid-term elections.

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

Battle For The West: Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000?

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000? The Colorado Independent wonders if Colorado will take the crown as the poster child for Election Day dysfunction this ...

Secret Memo From Bush: "Don't Throw Up Just Yet!"

Steven Denlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Denlinger

I think it's very possible the Bush administration might be willing to make bad financial decisions in the short run just to keep the Republican Party in power.

Close Presidential Race? Don't Blame the Media, Blame the Voters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters have (or could have) all the information they need to make a choice this year. They're just making a choice that those on the left would consider a bad one.

Sierra Club RAW: Bachmann Drilling Overdrive (And Other Assorted Idiocy)

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota personifies just how haywire House conservatives have gone lately, particularly on energy issues.

What's The Matter With Kentucky? (Republicans Want To Know)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

There are some unmistakable signs that the pendulum is swinging back sharply to the Democrats, even in a red state like Kentucky.

How to Rig an Election: Convicted Phone Jammer Tells All

ABC News | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What does it take to win the New Hampshire primary -- dirty tricks or retail politics? Stick to good old-fashioned politicking, says disgraced former...

National Journal Review Finds Problems With 2006 Iraq Civilian Death Count

National Journal | Neil Munro and Carl M. Cannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three weeks before the 2006 midterm elections gave Democrats control of Congress, a shocking study reported on the number of Iraqis who had died in th...