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Post Trump, What Is the GOP's Best Path to Presidential Victory?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.

Immigration Is Not the Only Way Texas Could Turn Blue

Kevin Price | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Republican strategists' lips salivate when they think of population shifts to their state. This means more Congressional seats moving to their states and away from Democrat states. However, they may be surprised by the long-term results.

The Unexpected Blue in Texas

Charlie Saginaw | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Charlie Saginaw

The idea that Austin is the democratic oasis in a red dessert fortifies the status quo and allows Republicans to continue winning state office by default.

Alaska a Presidential Swing State?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

There has been a lot of buzz about the changing American political landscape. There are several articles about Texas becoming a swing state. An analys...

What Color Are You? What Color Is Your State?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

First of all, let me stress that the question "what color are you" is about political ideology, not race. Second, I am choosing to post this today as ...

Barack And His Purple Crayon

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I heard the other night a young girl describe an interview she conducted with the then Senator Barack Obama. She was able to ask him lots of question...

Meet the Purples! Decoding the DNA of the Swing Voter

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Both Obama and McCain will make huge efforts on Election Day to turn out their bases it's still likely that the outcome will depend on the Purples, the swing voters in the middle. Who are they?

What Americans Want: An Agenda a Majority Agrees On

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

You've probably been there. It's a family gathering, maybe Thanksgiving or a wedding, and someone starts a political conversation that is as ill-infor...

Bipartisan Partisanship -- Not An Oxymoron

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

McCain and Obama can can get our politics back into the fact-driven solutions business, listening to ideas from liberals and conservatives to pick among them based on what works, not what is ideologically correct.

A Message to Democratic Voters in Utah

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

I've been seeing signs up all over the place for Chris Cannon's reelection and I'm wondering who his opponent is. I can't find anyone who seems to be running against him.

Turning Purple: Michigan Voters Indecisive, Overlooked and Just Plain Unaware

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

A little more than two weeks away from this state's January 15 primary, I have yet to hear a single person mention his or her intention to vote.