On March 16, the media said it was over, and they're saying it's over now. But those who "do their own research" knew then that the movement had many contests left to win, and they know now that 19 states and 1,401 delegates are still available.
Here in America, we celebrate democracy by staying in touch with the lack of it. What better way to honor our ancestors' struggles to win the right to...
The end stage of campaign psychosis is acceptance. But before that happens, comes hypocrisy. For a textbook example of hypocrisy, look at the Sanders campaign's changing stance on superdelegates.
In a TMFS sketch, we attack the five hour plus long wait to vote in Maricopa County, Arizona.
By Michael Beckel...
The 2012 campaign for the Republican nomination for president has provided a clear indication of the shape of post-Citizens United politics in America.
This week, Mitt Romney avoided the embarrassment of losing his home state's primary, but not by much. The presumptive GOP nominee's campaign continues to sputter along, unable to win over the party's base. He blamed the lack of excitement on his unwillingness to "light my hair on fire" (who would want to inflame such a perfect coif?), but it likely has more to do with his inability to stop firing off tone-deaf comments like the latest ones about his multiple cars and his NASCAR team-owner pals. Luckily for Mitt, Rick Santorum keeps speaking his mind, revealing a candidate who thinks Obama is "a snob" for promoting higher education (despite his having more degrees than Ann Romney has Cadillacs), and that the government "should get out of the education business" (despite accepting thousands in government aid for his kids' home schooling). The level of discourse, unlike the trees in Michigan, is definitely not "the right height."
An election-reform bill working its way through the Arizona legislature would set next-to-impossible hurdles for Green candidates hoping to win their party's presidential nomination.
If more Latinos register, more will vote. In places like Arizona and Nevada, where Latinos lean Democratic, Barreto concluded, adding more voters to the rolls will pay enormous dividends for Democrats.
So what do we make of the Arizona and Michigan primaries? One thing's for sure: Mitt Romney didn't win them per se. Rick Santorum lost them.
Welcome to the new Republican Party. The party of homophobic, xenophobic, racist, anti-science, anti-education invective and hateful demagoguery. The party of mean and nasty and anti-accomplishment.
The Republicans who have been tearing themselves apart have done so not over ideological differences, but rather in a fang-and-claw fight to see who can conjure the most reactionary image. It is the usual exercise in minimalism.
The ONE Arizona coalition, made up of eleven nonpartisan organizations dedicated to voter registration, education and mobilization, trains young Latino citizens who aspire to hold public office.
Three things will ensure the victory in almost any election. Indeed, the first two of these are often sufficient. All three conditions were met in the case of tomorrow's Arizona primary.
It is disingenuous at best for the Republican Party to say out of one corner of their mouth that our immigration system is broken, then do everything they can to stop any wholesale fix. Our states and our country deserve better.
Whether or not former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wins Tuesday's primary contests in Michigan and Arizona, he is in trouble, and both he and the Republican Party leadership know it.