Absent the stratospheric job approval ratings of George W. Bush in 1998 and Hillary Clinton in 2006, Kasich and Walker are more likely to face a similar scenario to Bill Clinton in 1990. They will have to go full-throttle to win re-election and maintain their political viability.
Following an amazing week of activism, fractivists everywhere have plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend. It's hard to recall a week since last November's election sweep in Colorado as indicative of the growing power of the movement to protect communities from fracking.
All those rights Americans cherish, those fundamental human and political freedoms protected by the U.S. Constitution, Republicans contend those aren't really inalienable rights or anything solid or permanent like that.
Eliminating the opportunity for voters to register and vote in-person in the same visit and tying the hands of local officials who best understand their community puts party preference ahead of the needs of the Ohioans legislators are supposed to represent.
I never thought I'd imply that Paul Krugman could be wrong. But when my mother in New Jersey voiced relief that Ohio was doing so much to help the poor after reading his column or another story, I knew some explanation was needed.
Sometimes the justice system just doesn't work. The prosecutor could be more interested in winning than finding the truth. The defense attorney migh...
Tuesday night's election results were a lot to take in -- especially if you're one of the Beltway creatures still clinging to low expectations for the political participation of Millennials. Spoiler alert: Young voter turnout in Virginia went up, a lot.
A message to all the dinosaurs out there, including Bryan Fischer, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Vladimir Putin, the Westboro Baptist Church, One Million ...
It's clear how badly John Kasich wants you to believe that he is the "Jobs Governor." Which might lead you to ask, "Then why is Kasich currently chasing good jobs out of Ohio?" Apparently lotions and lingerie offend the Governor's sensibility.
North Carolinians say the Moral Monday protesters are now more popular than the state legislature. North Carolina's Moral Mondays could pave a new way for the South to become progressive again.
Can we still do something as big as create a 21st-century clean power economy?
Some politicians in Ohio have explicitly said their goal is to make our state more like Texas. So there's a great irony that, just as one brave woman in Austin was standing up to protect reproductive health choices for women, men here in Columbus were plotting ways to take them away.
And the hopes for a Republican revival in 2016 rest upon... ? The answer to that question, according to a featured article that Politico ran at the end of last week, just might be Ohio Governor John Kasich.
The hurdles that Governors Jindal, Kasich, Fallin, and Heineman encountered in their own states and with their own allies do suggest that there may be a bit less appetite for radical tax change in the states than it seemed a month or two ago.
Maybe Republican politicians see that Mitt Romney got the be their party's presidential nominee by changing his positions more often than a yoga instructor, so maybe it could work for them, too. Who knows?
Some governors are demonstrating that one-time critics of Obamacare can, and should, be willing to take another look at the impact Medicaid expansion will have on their state's budget -- and their constituents who may fall ill at some time in their lives -- in the face of a health care crisis.