iOS app Android app

2014 Midterm Election

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

Eugene Mulero

GOP May Gain 8 House Seats In Midterm Elections, Top Lawmaker Predicts

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may gain "six to eight" House seats in this year's elections to retain control of the chamber, the head of the GOP campaign ...

Obamacare and the 2014 Midterms

Nathaniel P. Morris | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Nathaniel P. Morris

For the average voter, sorting through this mess can be an impossible task. Still, in the next year, the majority of the law goes into effect and, with the 2014 midterm elections on the horizon, this partisan cherry picking will soon kick into overdrive.

A Modest Early Voting Rise in 2012

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Without a catalyst of a large state adopting early voting, I expect the early voting rate will again rise modestly in 2016. The trend should continue upward since once a state adopts early voting, the percentage of voters voting early tends to increase from election to election.

The Problem With Charm Offensives: If They Are Needed, They Have Already Failed

David Coates | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Please, Mr. President: no grand bargains with the defeated. No toleration of their scorched-earth policies. Stop inviting Republicans to dinner. Start eating them for lunch. Democratic charm-offensives focused on Republican lawmakers can come at too high a price.

The Republican Party and Multicultural Voters: 3 Steps Towards Relevance

Saul Gitlin | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Saul Gitlin

So, beyond merely acknowledging such statistics and their corresponding political implications, what concrete actions should the GOP take now to begin to foster relevance with key multicultural constituencies?