The Upcoming Alaska Primary

By: Friday August 15, 2014 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, Alaskan super voters will go to the polls to decide a few important contests. The two most important for the future of the state are the GOP three-way contest to oppose Sen. (D) Mark Begich’s US Senate seat in November, and a voters’ referendum on Alaska’s tax structure for the oil industry.

Unprecedented amounts of money are pouring into our state, which, after decades of GOP and Democratic Party neo-Liberal governance, may be about to enter a huge economic and financial tailspin.


Oregon Campaign Turns in 145,000 Signatures to Put Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 4:16 pm

It is now almost guaranteed that Oregon will vote on marijuana legalization this November. As of Thursday, the New Approach Oregon campaign turned in roughly 145,000 raw signatures to get their initiative on the ballot. Only 87,213 valid signatures are required, so the campaign has likely exceeded that threshold.

“We are very excited that the support of Oregonians has been so tremendous to end treating marijuana use as a crime.” Anthony Johnson, co-author of the initiative, told me. “We will fight for every vote and we are confident a majority of voters are willing to consider regulating marijuana like beer and wine to better prioritize law enforcement resources.”

What Will Happen in November?

By: Saturday May 10, 2014 6:50 pm

Things are starting to look bleak for the Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. A Pew Research Center/USA Today poll found that voters favor the Republicans in 47%-43%. That may seem small but it is enough to vastly increase the Republican majority in the House and give them back the Senate, not to mention the number of governorships and state legislatures the Republicans could gain.

Late Night: Quast for Senate Blowing Balls Off for the Laugh

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:00 pm

Gun nuts are just nuts.

Tomorrow’s News Today: The GOP on “How We Lost the House”

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 2:58 pm

This is a leaked copy of a secret memo [from the future] written by the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, dated Nov. 10, 2014.

Democrat Holds Lead in Open Iowa Senate Race

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 10:13 am

One of the many states that could cause problems for Democrats this November is Iowa since Sen. Tom Harkin (D) is retiring. In this open seat Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley holds a solid, but shrinking, lead over the entire Republican field.

Michigan Passes Right to Work; What Are Labor’s Next Options?

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 10:30 am

Labor has not really attempted to overturn the Indiana “right to work” law, where they had less options at their disposal. But there are tools available in Michigan, as well as a relatively dense unionized labor force ready to fight back.

Michigan House Gives Final Approval on Right to Work

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 11:28 am

Despite large protests and thousands of demonstrators, lawmakers in Michigan, as expected, granted final approval to right to work legislation, which will ban closed shop unions and allow workers to opt out of union dues despite having their employment covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

The Pitfalls of Affordable Care Act Implementation

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:30 pm

All of this will happen during 2014, a midterm election year, where Democrats will struggle to hold the Senate, while trying a heavy lift of adding 17 seats in the House. What if the dominant story becomes the failures of Obamacare? Certainly that narrative is already being written in some circles? The ACA already indirectly led to one nightmare election for Democrats, in 2010. Could it lead to another?

Florida’s Rick Scott: I Won’t Expand Medicaid for Nearly 1 Million Uninsured

By: Monday July 2, 2012 7:20 am

Florida Governor Rick Scott has explicitly rejected the Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act, threatening the coverage of 951,622 low-income Floridians.

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