Democratic Party

Jay Rockefeller's Retirement Isn't As Bad For Democrats As You Think
January 12, 2013

When West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller announced this morning that he won't seek reelection to the Senate in 2014, political commentators immediately downgraded Democrats' chances of holding his Senate seat. Politico wrote that Rockefeller’s retirement put the seat in deeply conservative “in play,” while The Fix’s Sean Sullivan said that Rockefeller’s retirement "boosted" Republican hopes.

Franklin Roosevelt: The Father of Gun Control
December 19, 2012

Gun control is one of the great pieces of unfinished business for the Democratic Party. Although the party has never been unified in its support of restrictive gun laws – indeed, gun control historically transcends the usual party lines – for the past century Democrats have pushed for a more vigorous role for government in regulating guns.

Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?
December 03, 2012

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Jay Rockefeller’s in Big Trouble in West Virginia—and So Are the Dems
November 29, 2012

It may be a long time before West Virginia votes to send another Democrat to Washington.

Shame on Anyone Who Ever Thought Mohammad Morsi Was a Moderate
November 26, 2012

The unbearable naivete of Western defenders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Why Democrats Should Give Thanks For Mitt Romney
November 21, 2012

Mitt Romney's greatest gift of all to Democrats was clarying which party is on whose side. That wasn't so obvious to voters two years ago.

The Ecstasy and Agonies of a Permanent Democratic Majority
November 16, 2012

Why the Obama coalition might still flop.

Stuff White People Like
November 12, 2012

Republicans say Obama won by promising "free stuff." But who was the real panderer in this election?

Wall Street Is Probably Preparing to Crawl Back to Democrats
November 05, 2012

Wall Street did everything it could to get Romney and the Republicans elected. What will it do if it failed?

George McGovern, 1922-2012: Is Decency in Politics Always Doomed?
October 21, 2012

McGovern's death reminds us of the longing for unapologetic good-government liberalism and its decimation in a fallen political world.

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