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Shellacking

The Aftermath

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Tsunami, Tidal Wave or Earthquake?: The Battle of the Midterm Metaphors

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The notion that we see our electoral politics as akin to the 2004 Indonesian tsunami or any of the countless other natural disasters which have killed millions without warning is telling. And what it suggests about who we are politically is of far greater concern than which party narrowly captures the Senate in November.

The Right Tone for the State of the Union

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

There are no easy options open to Obama, but this remains an important speech, as it is his first address of this kind to a Congress that his party controls, and it comes on the heels of what might have been his best eight weeks in office.

111th Congress Ends With Bang, Not Whimper

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pundits are now beginning to say Obama is on a comeback, which is a stunning turnaround from less than two months ago, when the president sheepishly began using the word "shellacking" for the midterm results.

Message to Republicans: We're Not Afraid

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There seems to be an anthem for every political season. Reagan, much to the chagrin of Bruce Springsteen, had "Born in the USA" in '84. Clinton had ...

After the Shellacking

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It seems that since the midterm election a new political environment has begun to emerge. At stake now is not just the future of Barack Obama's leadership, but of the progressive movement generally.

Friday Talking Points [145] -- A Democratic Epitaph

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven't had a chance to write about it before now. But even ...