A failure to communicate

A failure to communicate

When I first started working in politics in the mid-1990s, Hal Malchow was one of Democrats’ top political strategists. He was a direct mail guru who built a highly successful firm and wrote the first book on microtargeting before computers revolutionized the...
The fight on the right

The fight on the right

There’s been an interesting debate raging among conservative intellectuals on social media to determine the best way to navigate a post-Trump world and assess the threat that the nationalist and populist base of the GOP poses to the country. The factions are roughly...
CRT and Holocaust denialism

CRT and Holocaust denialism

North Carolina Republicans have been trying to censor schools to prevent them from teaching uncomfortable truths about our history. In Texas, we can see where it leads. A school principal there told teachers that they need to find balance. If they have a book in their...
The dumbest tweet

The dumbest tweet

The dumbest take on Twitter this week, and maybe year, came from Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger’s press shop. After Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson sent out a fundraising letter calling for Democrats to “curb Lt. Governor Mark Robinson” and...
A message for 2021, not 1991

A message for 2021, not 1991

I’m going to continue my discussion of Shorism, as it’s now been called, that I began on Monday. Several pundits and Democratic activists have pushed back on the idea of moderating the Democratic message. They’ve claimed that it would be a return to Clintonism and the...

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