Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Has the Internet made us more selfish?

A Note on Primary Elections

Data from Texas underscore a frequent point about primaries.

Revisiting Stacey Abrams’ Nonconcession

Assessing her actions in 2018 in light of 2020 and onward.

Trouble for Newsom?

A new poll show a very close race.

The GOP: Not a Civil War, Not a Purge

The GOP is actually pretty healthy at the moment, despite some public rhetoric to the contrary.

Georgia Passes New Election Law

It makes voting harder.

Voting Legislation on Parade

HR1 is a national approach to expanding voter access. State legislatures are trying to both expand and restrict the vote as well.

Donald Trump v. Stacey Abrams

Gracious concessions are the norm except when they’re not.

A Brief PSA on Polling Error

It isn’t unidirectional.

Hoisted on his own anti-VBM Petard

Trump’s nonsense campaign against vote-by-mail could cost the GOP votes.

After the Protests: What Then?

How to translate understandable frustration at injustice into tangible reform?

A Democratic Turnout Problem?

Evidence from the four early states is not looking promising.

West Virginia to Allow Smartphone Voting

Cyber security experts are quite alarmed.

Susan Collins Announces Reelection Bid

After months of silence, Maine Senator Susan Collins has announced that she is running for a fifth term in office.

After Months Of Protests, Hong Kong Heads To The Polls

After months of anti-government protests, Hong Kong headed to the polls in record number.

Does Michael Bloomberg “Radiate Electability”?

One political scientist says yes. A bunch of others say wait, what?

Elizabeth Warren Could Be Trump’s Easiest Opponent

Elizabeth Warren is rising tn the polls of the Democratic primary race, but one analyst argues she may be the perfect candidate….to help re-elect Donald Trump.

Fox News Poll Shows Trump Losing To Top Democrats

A new poll shows Donald Trump losing to top Democrats in head-to-head races.

Boris Johnson One Step Away From No. 10 Downing Street, Not Everyone Is Happy

As early as Tuesday, Boris Johnson could be confirmed as the winner in the race for Tory leadership. This will make him the next British Prime Minister. Not everyone in the United Kingdom is thrilled about that idea.

Susan Collins Faces Political Headwinds Back Home

Susan Collins hasn’t officially announced her intentions for 2020 just yet, but she looks like she’s running for re-election. If she does, she appears to be facing some political headwinds.

Trump Trails Most Major Democratic Candidates In Head-To-Head Polls

It’s still way too early to be predictive, but the latest head-to-head matches between the President and the top contenders for the Democratic nomination.

Democratic Voters Really Want To Beat Donald Trump

It’s still early in the 2020 cycle, but Democratic candidate are finding rally attendees focused on one thing. Beating Donald Trump.

Douthat Attempts a Defense of the Electoral College

Ultimately, it isn’t a very good one.

On “Independent” Voters

Pew has a new study that confirms our basic understanding of “independents.”

Biden Says The Family Is On Board For A 2020 Run

Former Vice-President Joe Biden isn’t officially running for President yet, but says his family is on board if he does.

Larry Hogan, Republican Iconoclast, Edges Closer To A Run Against Trump

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan continues to sound like someone seriously considering running against Donald Trump.

Larry Hogan As A 2020 GOP Challenger To Trump?

Could Maryland Governor Larry Hogan be just the kind of Republican to challenge Trump in 2020?

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro Enters Presidential Race

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro is the latest addition to the growing Democratic Presidential field.

Joe Biden Set To Decide On Presidential Bid Soon

Former Vice-President Joe Biden will reportedly decide on whether or not he’ll be entering the race for President in the near future.

Voters Voting Voters Voting

Midterm Voter Turnout Was Much Higher Than Expected

Preliminary figures indicate that voter turnout in the 2018 midterms was higher than it has been for any midterm election in fifty-two years.

Despite Missteps, Republican Likely To Win Mississippi Senate Runoff

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has made several mistakes since Election Day, but she’s likely to win tomorrow’s runoff election.

Julián Castro, Looking At Bid For Democratic Nomination In 2020

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro is preparing a run for the White House in 2020.

National Democrats Are Still Worried About New Jersey

While the numbers seem to show that scandal-plagued Senator Bob Menendez will win re-election on Tuesday, national Democrats aren’t taking any chances.

Mississippi Senate Race Could Decide Battle For Senate Control

A Senate race in Mississippi could end up being the deciding factor in the battle for control of the Senate.

Three Weeks Out, Polls Indicate A Divided Congress In January

With three weeks to go until Election Day, it’s looking like we’ll end up with a Congress divided between Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate.

Voter Turnout Was Way Up In 2018 Primaries

Voter turnout in primary elections in 2018 was significantly above normal levels. especially in Democratic races.

Kavanaugh’s Second Day Of Questioning Was Bumpy, But Won’t Derail His Nomination

The second day of questioning for Judge Brett Kavanaugh was a bit rockier than the first, but nothing happened that seriously threatens his eventual confirmation.

Should Kavanaugh Confirmation Wait for the Midterms?

Tom Nichols argues it should. I disagree.

Virginia Republicans Nominate Pro-Trump, Pro-Confederate Corey Stewart For Senate

Virginia Republicans took a hard-right turn in yesterday’s primary. This is likely to benefit the Democrats.

The Midterm Storm Clouds Are Gathering For The GOP

With just over six months to go before the 2018 elections, the storm clouds are starting to gather for the Republican Party.

Some Thoughts on Russian Interference in US Elections

A few key observations on the bigger picture.

Doug Jones Wins In Alabama

In what amounts to an electoral perfect storm, Democratic nominee Doug Jones pulled off a win last night in the Alabama Senate Election.

Race For Virginia Governor Tightens Significantly In Campaign’s Final Hours

With less than forty-eight hours to go, the race for Virginia’s Governor is tighter than ever.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Republican Senate Runoff

Despite, or perhaps because of, his bigoted, radical, far-right positions on the issues, Roy Moore beat the sitting Senator from Alabama in a runoff election that essentially guarantees that he will win the General Election later this year.

Baby Boomers No Longer The Majority Of U.S. Voters

A new study shows that Baby Boomers no longer account for the largest segment of voters in the United States.

Puerto Rico Votes Overwhelmingly For Statehood in Heavily Boycotted Referendum

Puerto Rican voters voted overwhelmingly for statehood yesterday in a referendum whose legitimacy is being questioned due to boycotts by opposition parties.

Macron Holds Decisive Lead Over Le Pen As French Election Heads Into Final Hours

Emmanuel Macron holds a decisive lead over Marine Le Pen as the French Presidential election heads into its final hours.

Why Did Clinton Lose The Election? Perhaps The Blame Lies With Her Own Campaign

Hillary Clinton’s national campaign wasn’t nearly as well-organized as we’d been led to believe.

Your Ballot Selfie May Or May Not Be Legal

Depending on what state you live in, taking a picture of your ballot and yourself on Election Day may or may not be legal.

Early Voting Seems To Favor Democrats

Early voting is favoring Democrats in a wide variety of swing states.