Rethink Afghanistan: Broken Government’s Body Count

By: Friday May 21, 2010 3:15 pm

The government is broken, in Afghanistan and the United States, and if we don’t use government the way it’s supposed to function, if we continue to play media games with our politics, the death toll will only get worse.


Primary Wins Signal New Phase Of 2010 Election

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 9:35 am

The progressive movement showed they can still be a force in elections, if not in governing. Across the country, real Democrats were chosen over corrupt elites or conservative Democrats. This really ends up being a game of inches – but I still believe it matters who gets these politicians into office.

Anti-Washington Establishment Triple Play

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 7:42 am

Tuesday was a bad day for Washington establishment candidates and a bad day for conservative Democrats. All three establishment favorites performed poorly in the May 18 elections — and President Obama also fared badly as an endorser.

Primary Results Thread – Part 3

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 6:16 pm

Ah, primary season. During which the Republican base tries to move their party from far-right to batshit-right, while the Democratic base tries to move theirs from center-right to center.

Dem Senate Upsets: Voting Out the Weak Links?

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 6:00 am

Depending on how the elections go today, the spinmeisters will work their story-telling magic in various ways.

Real, Liberal Democrats Faring Better against GOP than ConservaDems, Say Polls

By: Monday May 17, 2010 12:30 pm

Tomorrow, May 18, there are three highly contested Democratic primaries for US Senate seats: Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas. In each race, the more left-leaning Democratic candidate is currently polling as the most electable.

PA-Sen Quinnipiac Poll: Sestak 42%, Specter 41%

By: Monday May 17, 2010 11:30 am

WaPo’s Greg Sargent asks — is the White House bracing for an Arlen Specter loss? Is that why Joe Biden won’t do last-minute events with Specter? It may have something to do with the numbers that Quinnipiac is seeing.

PA Sen: Sestak to Win? Leads Specter by Nine Points in New Poll

By: Friday May 14, 2010 9:26 am

With Pennsylvania’s May 18 primary fast approaching, more and more signs indicate a come-from-behind Joe Sestak victory over incumbent Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter — including the most positive poll result for Sestak so far.

PA Sen: Polls Now Give Challenger Sestak Edge over Specter

By: Wednesday May 12, 2010 5:00 pm

It appears the Pennsylvania Democratic electorate is rapidly moving toward Rep. Joe Sestak in his May 18 primary challenge to former long-term Republican senator Arlen Specter. Specter left the GOP last year when he thought he would lose the Republican primary and determined running as a Democrat would give him a better shot at keeping his seat. With the backing of the White House, Specter has led Sestak in the polls for months, but with the election less than a week away, the trend is now moving in Sestak’s direction.

Party On! The GOP Is the New Hotbed of Insurgency

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 8:30 am

There is a meme that the Republican Party has a top-down, authoritarian structure where potential candidates patiently wait their turn for nominations. On the other hand, the Democratic Party hosts a divided, disorganized coalition. Yet this year, it’s the GOP that is seeing a roiling, rebellious bottom-up movement with little deference to leadership.

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