In Ohio, we have one of the few House races that is still too close to call. Progressive champion Mary Jo Kilroy is currently down only 146 votes to Republican Steve Stivers.
In the wake of Obama's overwhelming victory, and Democratic gains in the House and Senate, conservatives are desperately trying to convince the world that these results are meaningless. "Democrats should not make the mistake of viewing Tuesday's results as a repudiation of conservatism," insisted John Boehner. "Barack Obama understands this is a center-right country," claimed Karl Rove. "This country remains every bit as center-right as it has for a generation," parroted Brent Bozell. And David Brooks dreamed of an Obama administration that understands "this was an election where the middle asserted itself." Drunk on self-delusion, a staggering GOP whistles past the electoral graveyard, missing the whole point of this election: the center has shifted, and positions that used to be considered left-wing -- on healthcare, on global warming, on corporate responsibility, on Iraq -- are now solidly mainstream.
Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."
Obama has not hit a home run; he has merely earned the right to step into the batter's box.
If the Democrats have a monopoly on the presidency and Congress, they'll be evaluated in 2010. That would be valid if, when the Republicans left office, they took their mistakes with them.
Down the street from Sol Supermarket, across from Sandro's Rubber Company and J&H Auto Body, Mark Florentino sips coffee with five friends at New Colo...
While not typically a column to go to for endorsement information, in light of the seriousness of this election I felt compelled to make sure we, and ...
I never thought I would run for Congress -- or feel like I had to. People ask me why I run and the truth is, once I got home from Iraq, I never even thought to it as a choice.
Viewed in isolation, any one of several recent incidents might be dismissed as an aberration. Together, they form a disquieting, unmistakable pattern.
Let's do all we can for the man whose name sounds like peeing in the snow! It is time to take our country out of Romper Room and back into the position of leadership among nations. Calling for witch hunts ain't gonna do it.
Bachmann made a pointed accusation, defended it, and when faced with the politically disastrous consequences, took a page out of Palin's tired right-wing notebook and blamed the media.
Bachmann also named every college all-American player in every sport as anti-American, "especially soccer" which she said, "isn't an American sport to begin with."
No wonder Colin Powell is so concerned about the direction of the Republican Party. It is at risk of being taken over by the voices of fear and division.
Does anybody really believe polling data anymore? They should, when the results are understood in the right context, says the master of polling, John Zogby, who joins Wilshire & Washington today.
What is it with these lunatic fringe Republicans, who have failed our country so badly in office, trying to claim Democrats and liberals aren't "real Americans?"
If this rhetoric keeps up and the GOP base gets angrier and angrier and more and more frustrated, their losses will keep increasing.