For the first time since the position was created in 1899 a sitting Majority Leader of the House of Representatives has been defeated in a party primary. Eric Cantor was soundly defeated last night in Virginia’s 7th congressional district Republican primary by David Brat, a conservative college professor who represented the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:12 am|
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday March 1, 2014 6:45 am|
“I am stunned that Senator Cruz is involved in this fundraising effort for a group that has targeted his colleagues in the Republican caucus,” Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, told CNN.
|By: Elliott Tuesday January 28, 2014 2:32 pm|
Join us tonight at 9pm ET when President Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union address.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 21, 2014 10:10 am|
This is an interesting article on using Facebook to try to predict elections. Apparently in 2012 higher Facebook fan engagement was correlated with winning close elections, so political scientists are looking what this might mean for 2014.
|By: Daniel Marks Thursday January 2, 2014 4:14 pm|
A group of Occupy activists, in conversation on social media chat, thought about how to get the messages of what we stand for in all of our efforts. Too often the mainstream media can cloud a message of a movement. We are not strictly complaining, we want to solve these problems.
|By: David Seaton Wednesday January 1, 2014 8:00 pm|
As luminaries such as Niels Bohr and Yogi Berra have pointed out, trying to predict the future is a mug’s game… And at year’s end political commentators are urged to enter
|By: Ohio Barbarian Wednesday January 1, 2014 5:16 pm|
As 1914 dawned a century ago today, Western Civilization dominated the planet in the form of global empires, the British and the French being the most far-reaching, though their power was being challenged by the American empire, which dominated the entire Western Hemisphere and had recently subjugated the Phillipines, and by the militaristic German Empire, which dominated Central Europe and was building a navy which would challenge the century-long control of the British Royal Navy on the high seas.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 19, 2013 10:54 am|
Faced with a crowded Democratic primary for governor in Maryland, Heather R. Mizeur has decided to endorse marijuana legalization, which should help create a real contrast with her opponents.
|By: DSWright Thursday October 24, 2013 11:20 am|
There are many lessons that can be learned from the disastrous 16 day government shutdown this month. One would be that if the Republican Party doesn’t get its act together the 2014 congressional elections could be brutal. And that’s a lesson the Big Business wing of the Republican Party seems to understand as they plot the demise of the Tea Party.
|By: DSWright Thursday October 17, 2013 10:13 am|
The bill to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling has some interesting provisions. For example, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to have done quite well for himself by snaking $2.2 billion for a project in his state. Which should come in handy given that he is up for re-election in 2014.