2014 Elections

The Data Favors Democrats
A bright spot emerges ahead of the midterms
October 21, 2014

It's all in the data.

"Fangate" Wasn't Even the Dumbest Part of the Crist-Scott Debate
October 16, 2014

It was Gov. Rick Scott's answer about climate change.

Mitch McConnell Thinks the U.S. Should Follow China's Lead
October 14, 2014

He's always complaining that Obama doesn't lead—except in this case.

What Was the Denver Post Thinking When It Endorsed This GOP Senate Candidate?
The paper and Cory Gardner disagree on almost every issue
October 13, 2014

The paper and the candidate disagree about basically everything. 

The GOP's Midterm Strategy Is a Lot Like "Seinfeld"
It's a campaign about nothing—but way less funny
October 03, 2014

It's a campaign about nothing—but way less funny.

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.

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