2014 Elections

Wendy Davis's Campaign Is Failing For One Very Simple Reason
And the media keeps ignoring it
June 30, 2014

And the media keeps ignoring it.

The American Right, Not the 'Tea Party,' Is the GOP's Big Liability
May 21, 2014

The real issue isn't whether the "Tea Party" has been a liability for the GOP, but whether the Republican electorate remains fractious and reactionary. It does.

A GOP Senate Takeover Would Worsen the Party's Identity Crisis
May 02, 2014

Republican leaders won't be able to satisfy their restive members with the excuse that they only control half of Congress.

Republicans Have a Good Map. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare's a Winning Issue.
A theory of the 2014 elections
April 24, 2014

If Obamacare recedes as an issue, Republicans might start wishing they hadn't staked everything on it.

New Poll Proves Conservatives Haven't Abandoned Their Unskewing Ways
April 23, 2014

Get ready for another months-long unskewing temper tantrum.

How Obamacare Could Get Unelectable Republicans Nominated In Senate Races
April 23, 2014

Conservatives want you to believe that Democrats are running away from Obamacare everywhere, despite mountains of evidence that a) it's just not true, and b) the politics of Obamacare are complex, and changing before our eyes.

The Republican Party's Plan to Retake the Senate Is Falling Apart
April 21, 2014

It could lead to a filibuster-proof Democratic majority in 2017.

Obamacare's Success Is Destroying the GOP's Midterm Strategy
April 20, 2014

Republicans can't just scream "Obummercare!" and hope a friendly electoral map does all the work.

If You Believe in Government, You Should Be Furious About Obamacare's Incompetent Rollout
A fiasco that could haunt progressives for years to come
November 14, 2013

A disaster that could undercut progressive ambitions for years to come

Kentucky Might Finally Turn on Mitch McConnell
July 22, 2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been having a rough couple of weeks—ever since an emboldened Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, declared in mid-July that he was willing to use the nuclear option to stop Republican filibusters of execu

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