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Wave Election

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.

Sam Stein

Senate Dems Don't Think The 2014 Elections Will Turn The Political Tide. Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sitting in his office seven weeks before voters head to the polls, the man in charge of electing Democrats to the Senate cops to being u...

Making This a Wave Election

Mike Lux | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

The Democratic argument is winning. It is winning both because it makes more logical sense, but because it resonates with American values of a community and family where we help each other make it.

In Blue Dog Battle, Progressives Are (Half) Right

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Blue Dogs are right about campaign strategy in some conservative districts -- but they greatly overstate their case. Granularity is usually lost in our political narrative, and the numbers suggest subtle, diverging politics.

Another 1994? Or Another 1946?

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Republicans are confident they are poised to build a wave as large as the one that swept them into power in 1994. Yet, just as in 1946, the party is poised to regain the majority while still weak, and without a strategy for going forward.