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  1. 2020 elections
    Is Cory Booker the Candidate of the Christian Left?Booker’s political gospel could be discomforting to secular progressives and the Christian right as well.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Utah Republican Mia Love Fires Back at Trump in Concession SpeechTrump mocked the defeat of the first black Republican woman in Congress. Love suggested he was part of her party’s minority outreach problem.
  3. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  4. 2018 elections
    If Gillum’s Coalition Shows Up in November, It Could Be a Game-ChangerFlorida’s Andrew Gillum seems to have gotten a lot of young and minority voters who don’t usually participate in midterms to show up.
  5. Seniors Are More Conservative Because the Poor Die OffSometimes older voters aren’t just naturally more conservative. It’s just that wealthier and whiter people tend to live longer and healthier lives.
  6. Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the SouthIn the past, southern black Democratic voters were expected to loyally support white centrist candidates with rare representation. That has changed.
  7. Trump Losing Ground With Women, Especially in the White Working ClassThe very large gender gap Donald Trump has generated is really beginning to cut against his reelection odds.
  8. We Should Take Oprah 2020 Seriously, But Not LiterallyThe minute Oprah Winfrey becomes a politician, she’ll lose altitude, but she’d start from lofty heights.
  9. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
  10. Jones Upsets Moore and Humiliates Trump in Deep-Red AlabamaOn the back of strong turnout from African-Americans and a superior campaign, Doug Jones pulled an upset that will echo into next year’s midterms.
  11. Roy Moore Hasn’t Won Just YetMoore has improved his position since being hit with sexual-misconduct allegations, but African-American turnout for Doug Jones could be crucial.
  12. Will the Obama Coalition Turn Out in 2018? Virginia Might Offer Some CluesNon-presidential election falloff in the base is a long-standing problem for Democrats that they haven’t clearly solved.
  13. Black Republicans Do Not Have Donald Trump’s BackWith rare exceptions, African-American Republicans are giving the president’s comments on Charlottesville a wide berth, or condemning them.
  14. Republican Favored in Overshadowed South Carolina Special ElectionLower education levels, a larger minority population, and affection for Trump make this SC race a better bet for the GOP win than GA-06 next door.
  15. With Obama Gone, Black Voting Drop-off a Real Problem for DemocratsThere is fresh evidence that African-American turnout sagged notably in 2016, and is not rebounding so far in 2017, either.
  16. A Century After JFK’s Birth, White Catholics and Black Voters Have Drifted ApartIn 1960, overwhelming percentages of those demographics lifted him to the presidency. That coalition is broken today.
  17. Will the Reality of President Trump Help Reverse the Black Turnout Slump?A sharp drop off in African-American voting helped Trump defeat Clinton. Democrats need a way to reverse that without Obama on the ballot.
  18. How Obama Changed Perceptions of Black Americans Around the WorldI went abroad after he was elected to show that America had a new visual power.
  19. Hillary Clinton’s Millennial Problem Never Went AwayA new analysis finds her weakness among young white working-class voters and younger black people was crucial on Election Day.
  20. Do the Early-Voting Patterns in Florida Mean Clinton Will Win?The record number of early votes cast show a very close race. But high Latino turnout could ultimately be the deciding factor.
  21. Why Trump’s ‘Black Outreach’ Is BackfiringAside from his reluctance to conduct “black outreach” with actual black people, the “plantation theory” Trump embraces is a deeply racist meme.
  22. A Serious Look at Trump’s Claim He Will Win 95 percent of the Black Vote in 2020A glance at history shows the candidate has an unfunny detachment from reality.
  23. Donald Trump Tells African-Americans They Are Desperate Enough to Vote for Him“You have no jobs.”
  24. Trump’s Appeal to Black Voters Was Actually Directed at White VotersHe deserves credit for reaching out. But the more you look at what he said, the clearer it is whom he was talking to.