Why Kay Hagan's Defeat in North Carolina Hurts the Most
November 05, 2014
She executed a perfect campaign, turned out African-American voters, and lost anyway.
This Dead-Heat Senate Race Is a Bellwether for the Whole Country
November 03, 2014
The Tar Heel state will tell us everything we need to know.
Kay Hagan: Obama's Most Inspiring Moment Was Four Years Ago
October 23, 2014
The North Carolina senator is another Democrat struggling to answer easy questions about the president.
GOP Senate Candidate: Welfare Is Basically Slavery Reparations
October 13, 2014
North Carolina, this could be your new senator.
The GOP's Midterm Strategy Is a Lot Like "Seinfeld"
October 03, 2014
It's a campaign about nothing—but way less funny.
Screw Politics, Obama Should Act On Deportations as Soon as Possible
September 02, 2014
The case for delaying deportation relief for political reasons is very thin.
The GOP Got What It Wanted In North Carolina, But Its Problems with Right Wingers Are Far From Over
May 07, 2014
Thom Tillis might become a senator. But the Republican party's conservative movement problem runs deeper than losing Senate primaries.
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 Repeal Swindle
April 16, 2014
Repealing Obamacare is still their goal—they're just a little ashamed of it now.
A Few Good Dems
February 15, 2010
The Democrats’ recent electoral woes have been well-chronicled. Within the last six months, the party has been plagued by high-profile losses (Martha Coakley, Jon Corzine), high-profile retirements (Byron Dorgan, Marion Berry), and, yes, even high-profile deaths (Ted Kennedy, John Murtha). Stack those on top of a faltering economy, a stalled-out Congress, and a pissed-off populace (to name just three bits of bad news), and the first Tuesday in November is looking nasty.