How a Bad Election System Makes the Racial Partisan Divide a Big Problem

By: Monday March 24, 2014 1:10 pm

Where it is most evident is in the Senate where each state gets two senators regardless of population. In 13 of the 14 states which have less 2 million people white non-Hispanics are overrepresented and often dramatically so. The sole exception is Hawaii. These 13 states contain just 4.6 percent of the population but choose 25 percent of the Senators.


Reminder: DC Needs Statehood

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 3:20 pm

For reasons of basic fairness, equality, solidarity, and even raw political advantage DC statehood should be a top goal of the national Democratic Party. Yet congressional Democrats, despite recently having the opportunity to correct this injustice, have done nothing really to advance the issue.

DC Launches New Statehood Campaign

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 1:20 pm

The government of the District of Colombia has launched a new campaign for statehood. The new campaign will include ads around the city directed at tourists and a new website, As a DC resident, I support it, because I support the idea of “no taxation without representation.”

GOP’s Political Warfare: Long-Term and Virtually Unopposed

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:17 pm

Wisconsin is more than just ground zero in a fight over the future of public sector unions, it is the embodiment of the Republican Party’s commitment to bare-knuckle political warfare; their willingness to push the law to its limits to gain long-term political advantage for the party. While it is most evident in Wisconsin, this effort to structurally reshape our laws for the benefit of elected Republicans is happening all over the country.

Wisconsin GOP Wants to Make it Much Harder for Young, Urban, and Poor to Vote

By: Saturday January 15, 2011 10:30 am

Immediately after taking power in Wisconsin, the Republican party has launched an effort to make it harder for people to vote, especially low income individuals who are the least likely to have drivers licenses. They are pushing for both a law and an amendment to the state Constitution to require a photo ID to vote.

Where Was the Democrats’ Long-Term Strategic Plan?

By: Friday November 12, 2010 9:39 am

Democrats had not enjoyed complete control for almost two decades when they won the House, Senate and Presidency in 2008. I would think in that time they would have developed a huge laundry list of minor reforms and structural changes that would help increase the vote among their core constituencies. Yet, look back the past two years, little appears to have been done. It is as if the party is incapable of strategic thinking.

Hill Democrats Whine About Third-Party Campaign Spending, Ignoring Their Own Failure to Act

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 3:10 pm

This pathetic whining from Democrats about problems they could and should have fixed is deeply depressing. It is like watching someone starve to death because they are too lazy to walk to their fully stocked kitchen.

Empower Your Allies, Enfranchise Your Voters and Change the Rules: Lessons from the Anti-Saloon League, Part Two

By: Wednesday June 9, 2010 2:00 pm

The Democrats have failed to learn the lesson from the Anti-Saloon League about empowering your allies and changing the rules to enfranchise your likely voters.

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