Midterm Elections

If the Midterms Were Held Today, Gas Prices Might Have Saved the Democrats' Skin
January 16, 2015

A reminder that politics is largely about luck.

Republicans Won the Midterms. The NRA Did Not.
November 11, 2014

An unlikely silver lining for liberals.

Joni Ernst Is One of 2014's Most Extreme Candidates—But You Wouldn't Know It From Iowa's Press Coverage
November 04, 2014

She told an NRA convention that she would be willing to take up her Smith & Wesson against the government.

Teddy Roosevelt Was a Real Independent. Today's Versions Are Poseurs.
October 15, 2014

What happened to the Independents who actually stood for something?

Chart: It's True, Congress Hates Working Before Midterm Elections
September 23, 2014

They're working more after the midterms—but it's not an even tradeoff.

This Is What a GOP Senate's First 100 Days Will Look Like
September 12, 2014

Hint: They'll be extremely friendly to big business.

Senate Republicans Want the GOP to Make All Sorts of Promises It Can't Keep
May 27, 2014

A new "Contract With America" will only lead to more counterproductive overpromising.

Republicans' New Midterm Strategy: Obama Is a Lawless President
May 12, 2014

Obamacare is out. Obama's supposed lawlessness is in.

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.