Donald Trump Set To Sweep To Victory In South Carolina

Donald Trump is on the verge of another big victory.

The Pre-New Hampshire Post

Observations, questions, and some toastosity.

Finally: Voting on the Horizon

Some thoughts and questions as we finally hit the start of the process. (And the return of the Toast-o-Meter)

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Can Donald Trump Translate Poll Numbers Into Votes?

If Donald Trump is going to win in early states like Iowa or New Hampshire, he needs a ground game that will get voters to the polls. It doesn’t seem like he has much of one right now.

Polling Shows Democrats Less Engaged In The 2016 Campaign Than Republicans

A new poll shows that Democratic voters are less engaged in the 2016 campaign right now than Republicans are, but that probably doesn’t mean that much for next year.

Racial Tensions Getting Ugly at University of Missouri

Massive boycotts and protests likely spell the end of Tim Wolfe’s tenure as president.

China Ends ‘One Child’ Policy Over Demographic Concerns

Thanks mostly to well-founded demographic concerns, China is ending the ‘One Child’ policy, but it is probably too late for them to avoid the consequences of the forty year program.

Donald Trump Appeals To The Worst Instincts In Voters, And The Worst Parts Of American Politics

The longer this race goes on, the hard it becomes to deny the truth about Donald Trump.

Iowa And New Hampshire Less Important Than They Used To Be? Not Really

As much as I wish it were otherwise, Iowa and New Hampshire are not losing their influence over the Presidential primary process.

Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

America’s Changing Demographics

The latest Census data show a changing America.

Taylor Swift, Apple Music, And The Future Of The Music Business

Taylor Swift is taking a stand against Apple’s new streaming music service, and she’s largely right.

Republicans Are Talking About Eliminating Birthright Citizenship Again

Republicans on Capitol Hill are talking about fundamentally changing what it means to be an American, and it’s a bad idea.

61% Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage, According To A New Poll

As oral argument in the Supreme Court gets closer, a new poll finds public support for same-sex marriage at it’s highest level yet.

Can Hillary Expand The Electoral College Map In 2016? In An Important Sense, It Doesn’t Matter

An adviser close to Hillary Clinton is talking about expanding the Electoral College map in 2016, but even without such an expansion the GOP faces an uphill battle.

What Happened In Virginia?

Trying to explain one of the biggest surprises of Election Night 2014.

Republicans Expand House Majority

The GOP added to its majority in the House, giving it the biggest majority it has had since Truman was President.

Are The Culture Wars Over?

Bill Scher examines “How Republicans Lost the Culture War.”

Should We Let 16 And 17 Year Olds Vote?

After success in Scotland, it may be time to consider allowing at least some teenagers to vote.

Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Judge Tosses Chris McDaniel’s Challenge To GOP Senate Runoff Result

Chris McDaniel’s meritless, quixotic challenge to the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary is reaching it’s expected conclusion.

Will the GOP Ever Win Another Presidential Election?

It’s hard for a party to win four straight presidential elections. The Democrats may pull it off.

As Gaza War Winds Down, What Happens Next?

The war in Gaza seems to be winding down, but the underlying issues remain.

Military Enlistment Rates by State and Region

The South and Southwest have a much higher military enlistment rate than the Northeast.

Despite A Plethora Of World Crises, Americans Oppose Greater Foreign Intervention

Crisis seems to be brewing all over the world, but the American people aren’t persuaded that it’s necessary for the United States to act.

Republicans Still Don’t Know How To Communicate With Female Voters

It appears that the GOP still has a problem communicating with women.

A Quick Note on Voters (MS Primary Edition)

Parties do not own voters, and the job of campaigns is to attract voters.

More Bad News For Print Media

The news gets worse.

New York Becomes 11th ‘State’ To Pass National Popular Vote Law

New York has joined nine other states and the District of Columbia to vote to for an Electoral College bypass.

December Jobs Report Comes In Way Off Estimates, 300,000+ Leave Labor Force

A surprisingly disappointing jobs report for December.

Just 60% Of Americans, 43% Of Republicans, Accept Theory Of Evolution

Once again, a poll shows that large numbers of Americans, and most Americans, reject Evolution via Natural Selection as the explanation for humanity’s origin. How do we explain that?

A Legal Argument That Could Bring ObamaCare Crumbling Down

There’s a potentially fatal legal argument looming out there for the PPACA.

Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

The most important leader to come out of Africa in the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of history, has died.

What Voter Suppression?

Do Voter ID laws really suppress voter turnout? The evidence from at least one state doesn’t prove it.

Understanding the Mess (and Why it May not Get Better Anytime Soon)

The situation we currently find oursevles in is very much driven by structural issues.

Sam Nunn’s Daughter Running for His Old Seat

Michelle Nunn is running for her dad’s old Senate seat.

Millennials Not Buying Cars or Even Getting Drivers Licenses

The under-35 set are buying cars at a lower rate than they used to.

Demographic Trends Not Looking Good For Republicans

Republicans are fighting over how best to deal with their demographic problems, but they seem to be fighting the wrong battle.

The Conservative Political Media Complex

Many conservatives are living inside of a media bubble and they’ll continue to have problems until the consciously decide to break out of it.

The GOP Is Nearly Dead In California

Republicans used to dominate California. Now, they’re barely a factor in the state’s politics.