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2016 Election

  1. vision 2020
    How to Break the Highest Glass Ceiling in AmericaClinton’s defeat stirred fears that America won’t elect a woman president, but there are several paths forward — if we refuse to surrender to sexism.
  2. vision 2020
    Fresh Signs Trump Might Not Accept Defeat in 2020Republicans are becoming far too accustomed to joining the president in attributing any electoral setbacks to Democratic conspiracies.
  3. vision 2020
    Should Democrats Worry About Political Experience in 2020?Democrats have the choice of heavily credentialed and inexperienced candidates for president against the president who broke the mold.
  4. mueller time
    The End of Mueller’s Probe Renewed the Right’s Hillary Clinton ObsessionTrump supporters can’t let go of their hatred of his 2016 opponent, though they ought to be focused on 2020.
  5. state of the union address
    Here’s a Real Bipartisan Idea: Make Trump Leave If He Loses in 2020Since Republicans are so excited about comity, they should agree to eject Trump from the White House if he loses in 2020 but claims “voter fraud.”
  6. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Hired IT Firm to Tweet Horny Things About Him, Rig Polls for TrumpCohen did not get the results he was looking for on either front, but the firm’s owner received a Walmart bag containing $13k in cash for his efforts.
  7. bernie sanders
    Bernie 2016 Staffers: Sexual Harassment Claims Were Brushed Off, IgnoredThe senator apologized to the women and says he knew nothing of their claims.
  8. 2020 elections
    Elizabeth Warren and the Democrats’ 2020 Electability DilemmaIn 2016 Democrats learned that polls can get an election wrong. But they won’t be able to resist maximizing their chances of beating Donald Trump.
  9. 2020 elections
    6 Reasons Bernie Sanders Has Lost His 2016 MojoSanders isn’t as unique as he was in 2016, but he is four years older and can’t get away with any mistakes.
  10. 2020 elections
    Note to Michael Bloomberg: Money Can’t Buy You LoveNot even Bloomberg has enough money to make him a viable Democratic presidential candidate.
  11. 2020 elections
    Could a Huge Field Lead to the Democrats Nominating Their Own Donald Trump?A huge upset by an outsider on the Democratic side is possible but not terribly likely.
  12. russia investigation
    Russian Election-Hack Strategy Included an Anti-Masturbation Hotline“You can’t hold hands with God when you are masturbating.”
  13. 2020 elections
    Does Donald Trump Have a Reelection Strategy?Trump seems incapable of “pivoting to the center” or becoming more popular. So either he’ll wing it, or focus on demonizing his opponent.
  14. 2020 elections
    Did Trump’s Win Mean Anybody Can Be President?The huge Democratic 2020 field that’s taking shape is an alarming sign that all standards of presidential viability have been eliminated.
  15. the psephological arts
    The Polls Were Fine If Not Perfect in 2018Polls were more accurate than average and didn’t show any notable partisan lean, despite the sky-high turnout that surprised everybody.
  16. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Paid the Price for Bending the Knee to TrumpTrump made the midterms all about himself. And you can see that in the results, where his weaknesses became his party’s.
  17. politics
    White Evangelicals Keep Standing Up for Their (Grand Old) PartyWhen it comes to politics, the big gap isn’t between the religious and the irreligious, but between white Evangelicals and everyone else.
  18. 2018 midterms
    2018 Turnout Was the Highest of Any Midterm in More Than a CenturyLooks like a combative political culture, a lot of close races, and Donald J. Trump get voters out to participate.
  19. 2020 election
    No, Hillary Clinton Is Not Going to Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020Mark Penn and Andrew Stein are indulging the new Republican vice of HRC2020 porn.
  20. 2018 midterms
    What Can We Learn From Early Voting This Year? Turnout Is High.Early voting numbers don’t show who’s going to win nationally. High turnout could point to a Democratic wave, but 2016 suggests caution is in order.
  21. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Could Increase Their Senate Majority at MidtermsEven if there’s a Democratic “wave” sweeping the House, a favorable landscape could win Republicans Senate gains.
  22. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Channeling Bad Memories From 2016 Into Motivating VotersWill fears of another Election Night freak-out motivate Democrats or drive them to hide under their beds?
  23. what's past is prologue
    The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our PoliticsThe “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
  24. Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin Prepare for a November Slugfest in WisconsinDemocrats will choose an opponent for longtime nemesis Scott Walker while Republicans are staging a pricey primary to challenge Tammy Baldwin.
  25. Trump’s Trade War Is a Big Problem for Republicans in Politically Pivotal IowaTrump and his people told Iowans not to worry about Chinese retaliation against Iowa soybean exports. Now they’re worrying for real.
  26. Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the MidtermsIn November, they must overcome not just an adverse landscape, but a recent trend toward partisan consistency in Senate voting.
  27. Will the Border Crisis Actually Affect Trump’s Popularity?So far the biggest week of outrage spurred by the Trump presidency doesn’t seem to be affecting his approval ratings.
  28. Places Where Opioid Use Was the Highest Voted for Trump in 2016Counties across the country where chronic opioid use was higher went for Trump by an 18-point margin in 2016.
  29. Giant Gender Gap Opening Up Among Younger VotersWe think of “young voters” as a strongly pro-Democratic demographic. But that’s really just young women.
  30. The House Is in Play in 2018, But the Senate’s the Big PrizeIf Democrats can win the upper chamber in 2018, Trump will lose much of his power. And a Democratic Senate win in 2020 is quite feasible.
  31. It’s Been 3 Extremely Long Years Since Trump Announced His Presidential BidWere we ever so young?
  32. Trump Isn’t Very Popular in the Heartland States He Won in 2016It doesn’t look like Trump is going to be that powerful a positive factor for GOP Senate and House candidates in some key states he won in 2016.
  33. For Mark Sanford, the Trail Finally Ends With a Primary LossAfter years of courting political danger, South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford finally lost an election — and Trump will take credit.
  34. Iowa Could Be 2018’s Bellwether for DemocratsThe state that lurched heavily red in 2014 and 2016 could lurch back, and that would be significant given Iowa’s Trump-friendly demographics.
  35. studies
    New Study Reveals Exactly How Much the 2016 Election Ruined ThanksgivingA “creepy” new report shows that postelection dinners were much shorter than usual.
  36. Mitt Romney Wrote in His Wife, Ann, for President in 2016He may have voted for a woman, but it wasn’t Hillary Clinton.
  37. l'amour
    Mitt Romney Says He Voted for His Wife for PresidentBrave.
  38. The Falwell–Cohen Connection, or Trumpland in a NutshellThe distance between the churchy university president and the Long Island fixer isn’t as far as you might imagine.
  39. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  40. The Clintons Will Keep a Low Profile in the MidtermsFor the first time since the 1980s, Bill and Hillary are not likely to be major factors in a national election.
  41. Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming PresidentJournalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
  42. West Virginia Republicans Lie About Each Other’s Imaginary Hillary TiesHillary Clinton’s value as a devil figure in the GOP is so powerful that two WV Senate candidates are just making up stuff about each other and HRC.
  43. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  44. Missouri’s Attorney General Recommends More Charges for Governor GreitensThe Missouri governor’s already on trial for felony violation of privacy. Now the state’s attorney general is recommending campaign-finance charges.
  45. Why Conservatives Care More About Keeping the Senate Than the HouseThe power to confirm federal judges is the GOP’s most valuable resource.
  46. politics
    The White House Just Admitted James Comey Swung the Election to TrumpKellyanne Conway was probably not supposed to say that part out loud.
  47. The White House Just Admitted James Comey Swung the Election to TrumpKellyanne Conway was probably not supposed to say that part out loud.
  48. Comey Confirms That Hillary Clinton’s Inevitability Was Her UndoingLike many others, Comey bought into the overconfidence of a Clinton victory, but few had as much power to derail her campaign.
  49. the national interest
    Trump Attacks Comey for Handing Him the PresidencyThe crisis to the system Comey tried to avoid by placating Trump in 2016 is now upon us.
  50. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
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