Democratic Party

James Clyburn to Democrats: Forget About Holding the Senate!
August 29, 2013

In the ensuing fourteen months, Democrats and their assorted allies will spend tens of millions of dollars to protect their razor-thin majority in the United States Senate.

Why the Democrats Still Need Working-Class White Voters
June 05, 2013

For all the excitement about left-leaning demographics, a real majority party needs better numbers among blue-collar whites.

Democrats are Freaking Out about Obamacare. Good.
May 07, 2013

Congressional questions about implementation are no sign of distress: They just mean Congress is doing its job.   

A Democratic Landslide in 2014? Unlikely
April 05, 2013

When House Democrats failed to win a majority last November, despite winning the popular vote, many people recognized how difficult it would be to realize President Obama’s dream of retaking Congress in 2014. Just how difficult, though?

The Democrats' 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control
January 14, 2013

Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

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.