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What To Call The Key 2016 Demographic?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where (oh where) are the cutesy names for the key demographic group in this election cycle?

Hey GOP, Which White Voters?

Steven Conn | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

Whatever complaints one might have about the economic policies favored by Democrats over the last 50 years, no one outside the American Enterprise Institute and Paul Ryan's office seriously believes that Republican economics have been better for the white working-class.

War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

The Johnson administration was looking for a pretext to escalate the war. "We don't know what happened," National Security Adviser Walter W. Rostow told the president after Congress passed the resolution, "but it had the desired result."

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

Sarah Palin Misreads Polling Data

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Given how many variables can affect a national election, it is sometimes foolhardy to suggest one group or another swung the election....

Jon Ward

Romney Blasts Santorum For Robocalls, Labels Him An 'Economic Lightweight' | Jon Ward | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

DETROIT -- In a sign of frustration that he is still competing with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination,...

Battleground North Carolina: Midnight Madness & the Southern Backlash

Michael Carmichael | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.

Gov. Walker and the GOP's Carthage Moment

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The governor of Wisconsin apparently forgot that the Reagan Revolution wouldn't have happened without Reagan Democrats -- voters who defected from the Democrats and nearly split the union vote against Carter.

Santa Obama Claus is Coming to Town

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Has Obama earned the African-American vote or merely taking it for granted -- again? Can we finally move past the novelty can get to the responsibility that comes with the office?

The Devil and Barack Obama

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

To get elected, Obama did a deal with the devil. He knew that no one could ever live up to that level of expectation at the moment of his symbolic election. And now, that bill is coming due.

Tea Party Movement Obsession With Socialism Misses the Cause of Middle Class Plight

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It has been capitalism, not socialism, that has led to the dramatic changes in the world economy that have pressured American real incomes and brought middle class America down to where it is today.

How Obama Will Keep Michigan Blue in 2010

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

If the Republicans win the governorship here, the national media will trumpet that as an Important Trend. And a sign of the president's impending doom in 2012.

Do We Need the Republican Party?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The Republicans will have an opportunity during the Obama administration to stake out reasonable opposing positions that might restore their vanished credibility with the public.

Who's The Turkey?

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

With this Palin-style Thanksgiving (smiley face with urge to kill) dancing across my laptop screen, I found myself thinking of home.

Voting Expert William Jacoby Knows How You're Going To Vote

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

As the polls grow tighter, more people wonder what the electorate will be thinking on Nov 4. OffTheBus posed that question to political scientist Will...

OTB Swing-Voter Survey

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

This past month, before the Democratic National Convention, OffTheBus community members conducted interviews with swing voters -- and people they thou...

Barack Needs Bill

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Symbols matter. Elections are about perceptions. Once Hillary is put away, Obama will need Bill, so I suggest he improve his groveling. Hell, he secured that lapel pin and got that bowling ball down the lane, didn't he?