Don’t Read Too Much Into Just a Single Primary

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 1:17 pm

There is a habit among political writers to see every single election not as an isolated incident, but always proof of some great national trend. The latest example is how some, like Peter Beinart, are talking about Bill de Blasio’s primary win in in New York City. Maybe Bill de Blasio got lucky. Maybe he [...]

Anthony Weiner Might Actually Win the New York City Mayoral Race

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 10:01 am

It seems Anthony Weiner may be the final piece of proof that “scandals” of purely of a sexual and personal nature are no longer a significant hindrance in American politics. The latest NBC NY/WSJ/Marist poll of the New York City mayoral race found that Weiner’s standing has improved significantly and he now has a very [...]

Weiner Is Back

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 9:55 am

Now that individuals like David Vitter and Mark Sanford have proven there is simply no sex based scandal that a heterosexual male politician can’t recover from, it has encouraged Anthony Weiner to get back into politics. Just two years after resigning from Congress because of sending sexual pictures to random women, Weiner is launching a [...]

Weiner Resignation and Redistricting

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 1:30 pm

It is an ill wind that does not blow some good. Or so Democrats might be thinking. Since Rep. Weiner is leaving there will not be a brutal fight when New York State looses two House seats.

Portland, Maine to Vote on Instant Runoff; New York May Follow

By: Monday July 12, 2010 2:45 pm

This November, voters in Portland, Maine will decide whether to adopt instant runoff voting, sometimes called ranked voting or alternative voting, for the mayoral race. From “The Portland Press Herald”: Commissioner Nathan Smith, who chaired a subcommittee that researched the issue, said he has become convinced that the system is better than a primary or [...]

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