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Why It Is Entirely Democrats’ Fault if They Lose the Senate

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 12:41 pm

I find it deeply disappointing that Democrats have made going after Republicans voter ID laws that might “suppress” minority voters when Congressional Democrats refused to actually enfranchise the heavily African-American population of D.C.

Immigration Reform’s Big Obstacle: The Important Senate Races Are Very White

By: Monday April 14, 2014 11:13 am

Democrats winning back the House is extremely unlikely since the GOP has huge structural advantage there, so the big fight will be over the Senate. There Republicans have a chance of picking up enough seats to win the chamber — and almost all of the most competitive races are in overwhelmingly white states.

RNC Reince Priebus Chair Wants to Eliminate Campaign Donation Limits

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 10:14 am

The recent Supreme court decision on McCutcheon v. FEC maybe only one small step towards completely eliminating almost all federal campaign finance law if the Republican party has their way.  On the Hugh Hewitt radio show, Republican National Committee Reince Priebus said he opposes any caps on donations to political parties: [Reince Priebus]: I don’t [...]

Moving to the Right Won’t Help Obamacare Politically

By: Friday April 4, 2014 11:19 am

Remember when Democrats promised the Affordable Care Act was a “starter home?” Well some Senate Democrats think it should be the starting point for even more conservative health care policies. A groups of conservative Democrats are suggesting some “fixes” to Obamacare which include pushing for the sale of insurance across state lines and an even [...]

Democrats Retake Lead in Generic Ballot

By: Wednesday April 2, 2014 11:08 am

There is some good news for Democrats this morning. For the first time in months they now hold the lead in Quinnipiac‘s generic ballot question. The national poll found 40 percent would vote for a Democrat for Congress if the election was held today while 38 percent would vote for the Republican. This is a [...]

D.C. is a Travesty of Democracy

By: Monday March 31, 2014 12:45 pm

It is both disturbing and deeply ironic how the supposed capitol of the free world, Washington D.C., doesn’t have access to basic democratic freedoms. From the rules that govern voting rights to how the local elections are run, the district is a perfect example of what should never be allowed.

Young People Are Heavily Aligned With the Democratic Party

By: Friday March 28, 2014 12:59 pm

While Democrats had a modest edge with young voters for the last twenty years, starting in 2006 the scale of advantage has become significantly larger. From Gallup: Once individuals vote the same party a few times in a row the chance they stay loyal to that party goes up, so long-term this could become a [...]

New York Moves Country Closer to Eliminating the Electoral College

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 1:22 pm

In the near future the candidate that actually gets the most votes could be guaranteed to become President instead of using the unfair and insane system we currently have. The New York legislature recently voted overwhelmingly to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The bill only needs to signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. While [...]

How Obama Helped the GOP Become the Party of Old People

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 11:47 am

For most of the past two decades the Grand Old Party didn’t actually get its support from older voters. Not very long ago the Democratic party had an advantage with senior citizens but that has disappeared since President Obama took office. From Gallup: The demographic reversal is huge and one of the most significant things [...]

How a Bad Election System Makes the Racial Partisan Divide a Big Problem

By: Monday March 24, 2014 1:15 pm

This racial divide wouldn’t be as big a political problem if we had a well designed political system that properly reflects the whole electorate, but our system for electing Congress currently has a huge bias towards white voters.

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