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Elections Of 2021

  1. abortion
    If Roe Is Reversed, Democrats Need to Be ReadyAt a time when their party has convinced itself to avoid social issues, they should prepare for a culture-war battle they can win.
  2. politics
    Enough With the Tired ’90s Takes on Today’s DemocratsMark Penn and Andrew Stein are advising Biden to turn his back on decades of change within his party and his country. It won’t, and shouldn’t, work.
  3. politics
    6 Takeaways From Glenn Youngkin’s Win in VirginiaEarly data suggests the Republican governor-elect benefited from higher turnout in pro-GOP areas and among white working-class voters in particular.
  4. politics
    Trump Can’t Lose in the Virginia Governor’s RaceThe 45th president can spin both a Democratic and a Republican win as reinforcing his indispensability. And the same will be true in 2022.
  5. virginia governor’s race
    If McAuliffe Loses to Youngkin, Don’t Blame Princess BlandingMajor-party supporters have a bad habit of blaming close losses on “spoilers” like Blanding, who represent distinct and legitimate points of view.
  6. elections of 2021
    New Jersey Governor’s Race Is Getting Interesting and Maybe Even CompetitiveThe race has definitely tightened, with Republican Jack Ciattarelli challenging Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy while giving Trump a wide berth.
  7. politics
    Is It Time for Democrats to Panic About Virginia — and the Midterms?Here’s some reassurance even for Democrats who are worried Glenn Youngkin’s defeat of Terry McAuliffe for governor would foretell a 2022 disaster.
  8. virginia gubernatorial election
    Youngkin Dances Around Insurrection Flag Rally Held to Promote His CandidacyBannon and Trump showing up to honor January 6 and Youngkin’s candidacy is not what the candidate needs to charm swing voters.
  9. politics
    Why Republicans May Go All In on Parental RightsVirginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin thinks defending parents’ rights to dictate what happens in schools appeals to swing and base voters.
  10. politics
    McAuliffe Is Going With the Newsom Playbook in VirginiaMcAuliffe will hammer Youngkin on COVID-19 measures, abortion, and Donald Trump, while the Republican will count on the natural midterm trends.
  11. elections of 2021
    Republicans Now Eager to Spin the Election in VirginiaAfter the California recall didn’t go so well for Republicans, their focus is on wealthy Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin.
  12. polls
    Why a Troubled Polling Industry Whiffed on the California RecallBig 2020 polling errors nationwide were followed by big 2021 polling errors in California — but in the opposite direction.
  13. elections of 2021
    Pity the MAGA Candidate Who Tries to PivotRepublican Glenn Youngkin became studiously vague after winning the Virginia Republican gubernatorial nomination on a wave of money and Trumpiness.
  14. elections of 2021
    McAuliffe Cruises to Virginia Gubernatorial NominationThere were no big primary upsets in the two states holding off-year elections, but Virginia Democrats are nervous anyway.