Although Republicans will now control 53 percent of the seats in the Senate, these Republican senators actually represent only 46 percent of the American people. It's a strange kind of landslide, indeed.
Two key differences emerge when comparing the US and democracies that are leading in female representation. The first is that many countries have implemented gender quotas, a mechanism that is unconstitutional in the US. The second is that countries using proportional representation systems often have higher female representation.
It sure was discouraging to see those election returns coming in and realizing that the Republicans have gained such major ground. I mean, the first thing I thought was that government regulations would start to go out the window, paving the way for a disastrous oh my God I am having so much fun with this new iPhone 6.
ithout someone willing to express a vision, articulate it and stick to it, the Millenials won't show. The McConnells will keep winning, sowing apathy and dysfunction to keep us from even wanting to pay attention.
Young people/progressives/liberals often don't show up for the midterms. According to a Harvard survey released last week, in the 2010 midterms, "less than 1 in 4 voters ages 18 to 29 voted in the 2010 election."
Last night, Democrats got well and truly shellacked once again in a midterm election. It was so bad, it's pretty hard for Democrats to even attempt to gild the lily or spot that elusive silver lining. Republicans are consumed with glee, which they've well earned this year.
So why did so many races go Right? I think it comes down to one thing: Democratic nominees forgot about the power of the internet and tried fighting Republicans in a conventional war of television ads, mailers and rallies.
The GOP has taken control of the Senate after winning a handful of red states. This makes Senator Mitch McConnell the new Majority Leader, yet voters have not endorsed McConnell's pro-polluter agenda of dirty air and unlimited climate change pollution.
It's one thing to say that you think the president is doing a bad job confronting ISIS. It's quite another to be forced to say what exactly you would do differently.
The grim political outlook has already cast a shadow over nuclear negotiations with Iran, where a diplomatic breakthrough remains within reach as the parties near a November 24 deadline for a comprehensive deal.
Scientists warn that continued moans from Democrats in reaction to Republican mid-term election victories are causing the Earth's orbit to rapidly dec...
Why do the Republicans feel a need to engage in such shady voter intimidation schemes year after year? Why are they so afraid of letting people go to the polls and choosing whichever candidates they prefer, free from interference with their right to vote?
You would think the president created Ebola and the economy remained at levels comparable to the dizzying lows of the final months of GW's White House.
Alaskans go to the polls today to settle the costliest election in the state's history -- one in which voters will select the next governor, a U.S. senator and its lone representative in the U.S. House.
Knowing what to say and how to act in your campaign's lowest moment can be the spark that helps you kick-start your next successful run for office. It's an audition for the role you didn't know you were up for. In short, people are watching. Make it good.
Republican control in both houses of Congress might not actually be the worst thing for the Obama administration. It might actually be to Obama's advantage on two key issues -- trade and immigration.