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The Bernie Camp’s Really Bad Idea of a ‘Tea Party of the Left’

From a great distance, the news that volunteers associated with Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign are turning their attentions to the herculean task of organizing progressives for midterm elections would seem to be exciting news for all Democrats. Without question, the close alignment of the two parties with groups of voters ... More »

Why the Democratic Party Is in Bigger Trouble Than It Realizes

Regarding the perpetual complaint that young voters don’t turn out for midterm elections, which gives Congress to Republicans — yeah, I used to complain about that too. But try to imagine what the Democratic Party must look like to younger voters. I’m old enough to remember when Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt were still alive […]

New York Provides a Last Chance at Redemption for the Pollsters

Never before in an election season has the polling been more abysmal. Not even during their disastrous performance during the 2014 midterms have polling companies been so consistently wrong, and measured so many candidates’ performance outside the margin of error. Show More Summary

The Pyrrhic Victory Of The ACA Must Never Be Forgotten

Passing monumentally historic healthcare reform legislation was extremely costly to President Obama and the once Democratic-controlled Congress. Losses in midterm elections made any subsequent accomplishments practically impossible,Show More Summary

What If More of Today's Bernie Sanders Supporters Had Voted in the 2014 Midterm Elections?

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Only demanding a better future once every four years? David Gilder / Shutterstock.com Barney Frank makes a good point in this Slate interview: FRANK: I am disappointed by the voters who say, “OK I’m just going to showShow More Summary

The Ghosts of Midterms Past

Presidential elections get all of the attention. 24-hour media coverage. Journalists crisscrossing the nation imbed in campaign busses traversing obscure American towns. Big donors line up to throw big money at their candidate of choice. Show More Summary

11 Terrible Right-Wing Laws and Ideas Pushed by Far-Right Republicans Near You

It can happen to your town too. In November, many Americans who didn’t vote in 2014 or 2015 will be casting a vote for president of the United States. Midterms and off-year elections are often ignored by registered voters, but anyone...Show More Summary

Pres. Obama Should Tell Wasserman Schultz To Go -- And Go Now

Two months before the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama issued this statement that read in part: "The president's foremost political goal is helping Democrats do well in the midterms -- and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is...Show More Summary

RNC Chair’s 2016 Nightmare Is His Fault

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In the run up to the 2014 midterm election, Reince Priebus promised Republicans would repeal Obamacare. They didnt, and the base noticed.

The 2010 election was the most important one in American history

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Samantha Bee's monologue on the 2010 midterm election -- the election that will.i.am didn't make videos for, the election where progressives stayed away from the polls, the election that put the obstructionist, do-nothing radical right...Show More Summary

Blogger Josh Marshall: Trump’s Success a Sign That GOP’s 'Hate Debt' and 'Nonsense Debt' Are Coming Due

The last two midterm elections have yielded big Republican congressional gains, yet most conservatives who cheered those developments now jeer at Donald Trump. That’s inconsistent thinking on their part, suggests Talking Points MemoShow More Summary

Samantha Bee Gives A Lesson On The 2010 Midterms

Samantha Bee gave a civics lesson on her show tonight about which election was the most important. 2008 or 2010? You have a 50/50 chance of being right, but just in case you're not sure, here's the answer. "The most important election...Show More Summary

Own Worst Enemy? The Republican Party’s Black Conservative Problem

After receiving less than 7 percent of the black vote in the last two presidential elections, the Republican Party had a quandary. It could win in midterms. It could win locally. But nationally, there was a problem: The GOP couldn’t win the presidency without more votes from people of color. And it couldn’t win with such a paltry percentage of the black vote.

Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova on Supporting Bernie Sanders

American voters are, on the whole, pretty jaded about the political process. Just over half of the U.S. population (53 percent) voted in 2012 presidential election. In the 2014 midterms, that number sunk to 36 percent, the lowest of any election since the before World War II. Non-voters give a variety...

Those 2014 Midterms Look Consequential Now, Don't They?

Just one point to add to Charlie’s “what has conservatism done?” argument, and the related complaint, “what did all that effort to elect a GOP Senate in the midterms do for us?”… If the GOP hadn’t won the Senate in 2014, we would beShow More Summary

“Tom Steyer Joins Forces With Group Pushing Hispanic Candidates”

NYT: Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmental activist who invested heavily in the 2014 midterm elections, is joining forces with the Latino Victory Fund, the Democratic-leaning group that aims to elect Hispanics to higher office, a shift in approach for the … Continue reading ?

War on Coal: Obama will Halt New Coal Leases

No wonder the coal states were not very enthusiastic about the Democrats in the last midterm elections.

There's a 'new reality' for Democrats on Obamacare

There's a "new reality" for Democratic candidates with an issue that confounded the party in the 2014 midterm elections: Obamacare is no longer much of a liability. A new Public Policy Polling survey, the results of which were shared with Business Insider ahead of its release Monday, found support for the Affordable Care Act evenly split. Show More Summary

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