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Ruy Teixeira

Is It Racist to Seek White Votes?

Ian Haney López | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Haney López

Is there something wrong with urging Democrats to pursue white voters? There's no difference between this and the GOP's strategizing to win more Latino voters. The danger with urging greater Democratic efforts to enlist white voters is that it comes in a context in which that party already has a long history of seeking white support.

Ruy the Day! A Review of Ruy Teixeira's Review of The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents by Linda Killian

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Teixeira emphatically denounces Killian's book for propagating "the greatest myth in American politics: that independents are actually independent."

Need Cover for Betraying the Democratic Base? Ask The Democratic Strategist!

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Look, "strategists," this is very simple. Decisive majorities of Democrats oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Thomas B. Edsall

Permanent Democratic Majority: New Study Says Yes

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A growing number of political scientists, analysts and strategists are making the case for a realignment of political power in the U.S. to a new Democ...

The Return of "Outliers"

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Somewhere during the conventions, I got out of the habit of posting these. So for those new to the site, here is a collection of links to "outliers" -...

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?