Whether subject to hindsight bias or rationalization - or both - Republican and Democratic party leaders and their adherents should be mindful of the mental traps they face. If they are, they will become stronger for future campaigns.
There was no question. If I was going to land this job, if I stood any chance at infiltrating the Republican party, I would have to make it all disappear.
When the leading diplomat of the world's leading democratic nation describes his own government using the words "corruption" and "unrest," money in politics can no longer be considered a necessary political weapon but a weapon of mass destruction to democracy at home and abroad.
If this is a moment for Liberals to come out of the woodwork and reclaim proudly the "L" word, this does not mean we should gloat or be heedless of or condescending towards the real, often heartfelt, disagreements between us and many Republican voters.
Ever since the embarrassing loss of the 2012 elections, the GOP is wondering how they can win over minority voters. I feel that they are genuine and w...
Instead of warning that same-sex marriage would lead to the brainwashing of children, the right chose to emphasize a different message: that the legalization of same-sex marriage would effectively silence its opponents, barring them from acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.
Desiline Victor's story and others like it make a powerful case for congressional action to retain and strengthen the EAC and should drive the work of state legislators and the president's new commission as well.
By early summer of 2012, many of us Faith and Values pundits were nervously asking an important and troubling question: Why were the Obama and Romney campaigns spending so little time and effort discussing God and religion on the campaign trail?
The reelection of Barack Obama was tarnished by a lower voter turnout rate than 2008, dropping from 61.6 percent of those eligible to vote to 58.2 percent, or a decrease of 3.4 percentage points. Here, I place the 2012 turnout rate in historical perspective.
Republicans fail to see that gimmickry and exclusionary tactics are not the solution to their demographic problems. Instead, Republicans would do well to consider why the fact remains that when more people can vote and more people do vote, Democrats win.
Labor has a long history of organizing for social justice, from civil rights to LGBT rights to women's rights. Advocating for immigrants is the next step in the civil rights battles we fought over the second half of the last century.
The GOP's bold and brash plan to rig the 2016 presidential election seems to be collapsing under its own weight, at least for now. But that doesn't mean they've stopped trying to game the system.
MSNBC Host and Salon.com reporter Steve Kornacki recently spoke with us about a largely untold part of the 2012 election--congressional gerrymandering...
Most losing candidates spent their time making accusations or complaining of voting irregularities. Accepting defeat and recognizing the results of a public poll is a cultural problem that cannot be solved overnight.
Many people might be overestimating the ability of the president's advocacy arm, Organizing for America -- stocked with former campaign staff, target-data lists and tactics honed in 2012 -- to effect change in Washington.