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2016 Elections

  1. 2018 elections
    Democrats Must Get Real With White Working-Class VotersThe left and center prescriptions for reaching these voters often miss the need to connect culturally and to reflect their desire to fix government.
  2. charlottesville protests
    Study: 24 Million White Americans Have Alt-Right Beliefs. What’s That Mean?A new study suggests that 12 percent of white Americans pass a test for adherence to white identity politics. That’s a lot of people.
  3. Trump’s Push In Michigan’s Primaries Could Haunt the GOP This FallTrump’s intervention has skewed the Michigan GOP Senate and gubernatorial primaries toward his favorites, but November’s another matter.
  4. Most ‘Trump Ten’ Democratic Senators Doing Better Than Trump in Their StatesThe president isn’t nearly as strong as he was in 2016 in many states where Democratic senators are running for reelection this year.
  5. Republican Voters Are Sitting Out California’s Senate RaceFor the moment, half of California Republicans intend to sit out the Senate race and let Democrats choose between Feinstein and de León.
  6. Trump Made an Absurd Attempt to Walk Back His Comments From the Putin PresserTrump is trying to make us forget his pathetic Helsinki press conference, but those supine images of him with Putin are well-nigh indelible.
  7. Trump’s Sad, Weak Encounter With PutinSubstance aside, the optics of Trump’s joint appearance with Vladimir Putin were disastrous for a would-be bully-boy.
  8. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  9. Polling Is Still Working, According to Nate SilverThere’s wide variance in the new pollster ratings, but the upshot is that polling is not broken (yet).
  10. Some 2016 House GOP Landslide Winners May Not Be Safe in 2018A new analysis shows incumbents from the White House party usually lose a lot of points in midterms.
  11. America’s Not a Democracy, and That’s Bad for DemocratsSlightly more than half the country supports them, but distortions in our system of government allow the GOP all the power.
  12. Faced With a Loss, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Cries Voter FraudTwo weeks after the election, and trailing Democrat Roy Cooper, the Republican incumbent is refusing to concede.
  13. A Republican Senate Loss Is Looking More and More LikelyThere are a lot of close races, and a Democratic “wave” led by Clinton could make a crucial difference.
  14. Candidates Debate Constitution, Until Trump Says He Might Just Blow It UpThe GOP candidate sounded reasonable for a bit. Then he said something crazy.
  15. The Odds of a Democratic Sweep Next Month Are Small But RisingWith Trump losing steam, both parties can now seriously think about the possibility of both Houses of Congress switching hands.
  16. body shame
    Trump Adviser Defends Nude Photos of Melania — and He Isn’t Wrong“There’s nothing to be embarrassed about.”
  17. donald trump
    Oppo Research on Trump Merely Requires GoogleThe Democrats’ strategy appears to be fairly straightforward, at least so far.
  18. Here’s an Absurdly Long List of People Donald Trump Thinks Are LosersHe hasn’t held back.
  19. early and often
    The Trump Expansion PlanHe’s staffing up, and out to get one rival in particular.
  20. The Trump Campaign Has Descended Into Civil WarLeft unchecked, the dysfunction threatens to undermine the Donald’s core message: his management acumen. 
  21. the national circus
    Why GOP Presidential Candidates Can Never Give the Right Answer on Iraq2016 hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio bungled their stances, a sign the party still isn’t ready to confront its decade-long denial on the lead-up to the war.
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