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Paul Ryan's Dream Crushed

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's dream now lies in tatters. It has become something of a nightmare, really. In fact, Ryan has had no more success in getting his caucus to agree on anything than John Boehner managed.

John Oliver Shows Why U.S. Primaries Are 'An Erratic Clusterf**k'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.23.2016 | Comedy

How is it that a presidential candidate can win a primary or caucus, but get fewer delegates than those who lost? Supporters of Democratic presidentia...

What Does Bernie Want?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As it becomes clear to all but the most dedicated, and deluded, supporters of Bernie Sanders that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee, some in the Vermont Senator's camp have turned their attention to reforming the nominating process in the Democratic Party.

Confessions of a Caucus Captain

Rebecca Kraus | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Kraus

This whole caucus thing is a novelty for me. I grew up in California, a state that votes via a primary. When it was election time, I either mailed in my ballot or voted privately at a polling place. The idea of meeting with the neighbors to talk or debate politics seems so foreign, so...Iowan.

Breitbart's Flawed Conspiracy Theory about Colorado Republican Laura Woods

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Breitbart's Julia Hahn reports that four Colorado lawmakers, who are members of presidential candidate Ted Cruz's "Colorado Leadership Team," voted ag...

5 Serious Problems With the Current Election

FIXCapitalism | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

The Republican Party started out with 16 candidates and are now down to two highly unattractive candidates. The Republican Party is doing its best to block them so that the party could put forth a reasonable candidate.

Electoral Education Vol. 1: Caucusing and You!

Richard Jeter | Posted 04.14.2016 | Comedy
Richard Jeter

Perhaps no process in the American electorate is less understood than the caucus. So I am here today, my fellow Americans, to help you better understand, and be more comfortable with, the caucus. It may be less confusing than you think!

Bernie's Hope Versus Hillary's Insider Status

Cate Montana | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Cate Montana

Ennui and hopelessness cling to US politics like a foul perfume. And the 2014 interim Congressional elections where we had the absolute worst voter turnout ever since World War II, reflect it.

Bernie Sanders - Before They Were Famous

Outspeak | Posted 03.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

In the wake of Bernie's big victories, Michael McCrudden is back to educate us on the man's life before he begins his steepest climb yet.

There's Now Officially A Congressional Caucus On Black Women And Girls

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.23.2016 | Black Voices

Three black women in congress made history on Tuesday when they announced the formation of the first and only Congressional Caucus on Black Women and ...

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

Will the GOP Nomination Be 'Closed' to Donald Trump?

John A. Tures | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
John A. Tures

If you're concerned about Donald Trump winning the nomination, there's some good news. His losses in Kansas and Maine were no accident, as both contests are closed, limited only to party faithful. And future caucuses and closed primaries may deny Trump the GOP nomination.

Super Saturday: Kansas pulls off an Oklahoma

Pam Ortega | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics
Pam Ortega

Photo by: Sarah Pitts Lawrence, Kan.-Voters in five states and Puerto Rico hit the polls this weekend in a blitz that rivaled Super Tuesday last week...

The Caucus Advantage

Daniel Kushner | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Daniel Kushner

For some reason, we normally stop talking about caucuses vs. primaries after Iowa, but there are others. In theory, you might not assume that the diff...

He's Voting. Are You?

Cynthia Wick | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Cynthia Wick


Five Reasons 'Representative Democracy' is Failing Us

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Christian Piatt

We're not stupid. There's a sense that the system is broken, because it is. The media decry our lack of engagement in the political process, and the political party leaders sigh at the apparent collective indifference to their pleas for higher voter turnout. But to what end?

Path to Victory

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

With the populations of both Democrats and Republicans shrinking and the rise of the Fed-Up-Opted-Out Electorate, it would seem that if Sanders can battle even in closed primary states and caucus states, he can run the table in the open primary states.

Jon Ralston: 5 Questions That Will Decide Nevada

USA Today | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Nevada will decide Saturday whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign moves from intense fretting to full-blown panic or whether the Bernie Sanders surge g...

My Picks for Nevada (D) and South Carolina (R)

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yes, we've got two primary races to be decided this Saturday, in two different states and two different parties. Democrats in Nevada and South Carolina Republicans will both vote on the same day, for no real logical reason. Let's take a look forward to Saturday's races.

Nevada's Saturday Democratic Caucuses Excludes Observant Jews and Seventh Day Adventists

Laura Goldman | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Laura Goldman

It seems that the Nevada State Democrat Party did not get the memo that Democrats are the inclusive, big tent party. The Nevada Democrat caucuses will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 am PST.

2016 Presidential Election Will Now Be Decided By Coin Toss

Spencer Green | Posted 02.03.2017 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In an attempt to streamline the cumbersome United States election process, this year's presidential election will be decided by the single toss of a coin on November 8th.

How Trump Lost Iowa

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Going forward, I do not see how Trump undoes the damage he inflicted on himself in Iowa. Not only has he unilaterally destroyed his narrative that he is a "winner," but he has now given the rapidly rising, if boyish, Rubio a clear path to victory.

The Worst Reason to Not Vote for Bernie Sanders

Cody Gough | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Cody Gough

But what does it say about the United States if its citizens are afraid to vote for a candidate because they don't believe their government will allow the leader of the free world to address the biggest domestic problems it faces?

Bringing Out the Big Guns

Emma Weaver | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Emma Weaver

As the Democratic race has tightened, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has brought out the big guns; her husband, Bill Clinton.

Black Lives Matter to Bernie Sanders

Katerina Rosen | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Katerina Rosen

Sanders' key policy proposals would radically improve the lives of many African-Americans. In addition, Black Lives Matter activists have praised his racial justice plan, which details exactly how he would turn this country into one that "affirms the values of its people of color."