A Union Man Ponders the Democrats’ Collapse in the Virginia Elections

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 2:31 pm

The Democratic Party collapse in the 2009 Virginia statewide elections will come as a surprise only to those loyalists, true believers, and paid consultants and staffers who have chosen to ignore the increasingly dire situation facing working people in Virginia. As a union member who lives here, I’m not surprised one bit. The Democrats luck has run out.


Gay Mayor in Houston? Could Very Well Be…

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 12:55 pm

You’d never know it from reading the RNC talking points at Politico or the Washington Post, but guess what: Houston, Texas — a historically-conservative city in a historically-conservative state — is on the verge of getting its first openly-gay mayor. What’s more is that she was by no means the only progressive or trailblazing major candidate in the race.

After Suffering Humiliating Defeat in NY-23, Sarah Palin and Teabaggers Declare Victory

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 10:35 am

Last night, despite the efforts of Sarah Palin, the Club for Growth, Fred Thompson, Dick Armey and various teabaggers, NY-23 went Democratic for the first time since the 19th century. The wingnut reaction to this calamity? We’ve always been at war with Eurasia.

CA-10: National Media’s Forgotten Race Proves Victory for Progressives

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 2:40 pm

[Ed. Note: Dave Dayen has more on the CA-10 race.] You’re forgiven for not knowing that the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, as well as the clusterFOX Congressional race in NY-23 and referenda on stripping same-sex marriage rights in Maine (NO!) and Washington (YES!) are not the only elections today: even the Washington [...]

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