Bubbles of disappointment

A recent poll by the Republican National Committee shows that Trump’s attack on the media and his assertion that a “red wave” is coming in November leaves much of the GOP dismissing the possibility that Democrats will take back the House. They think the hype around...

The boys club

Republicans should sit back and carefully consider their move on Brett Kavanaugh. He’s been credibly accused of attempted rape when he was a high school student 35 years ago and the accuser now is willing to testify before Congress. Instead of listening to her,...

More evidence of Democratic enthusiasm

Democratic turnout in primaries continued to surge last night. In New York, voters turned out in much greater numbers than they have in previous midterms. Twice as many voted yesterday than they did four years ago. In North Carolina, early absentee ballot requests...

Hurricanes and politics

Hurricanes in North Carolina can alter races. Some argue that Matthew hurt Democratic turnout in 2016 because of the damage that it caused in counties like Robeson. A storm the size of Florence could cause severe damage all the way into the Triangle. Fran hit in...

In search of a message

Republicans are searching for a national message heading into the midterms. They had hoped to be running on the success of their tax plan or the failure of Obamacare. Neither of those has worked out. The tax plan hasn’t helped the middle class and Obamacare is...

An unpredictable electorate

On Tuesday night, Ayanna Pressley, a Boston City Council member, upset a 10-term Member of Congress in the Massachusetts’ Democratic primary. A poll in August had Pressley trailing by 13 points. She won by 18. The week before, Andrew Gillum won the Florida Democratic...

The home stretch

With Labor Day past, the homel stretch of the 2018 election season has officially begun. Over the next two months, people who’ve paid little attention to the news or politics will start to tune in. Candidates will begin their paid communication programs in earnest....

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