Democrats Turn Left in 2020

Should Democrats Turn Left in 2020?

Someone once asked humorist Will Rogers about his politics. Rogers replied, “I’m not a member of any organized political party. . .I’m a Demmycrat!” The joke was that Rogers was a Democrat, but that the...
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Biden Meets With Potential Vice Presidential Pick in Georgia

As Joe Biden finishes the final steps necessary to launch a national presidential campaign, he recently took time to meet with a popular Georgia Democrat who many analysts believe has a serious shot at...
Beto 2020

Why Beto is Running for President, Not Senator

We just did a story on Beto O’Rourke running for president. But since he has raised such excitement, it would be good to tell more of the story. As Nate wrote, Beto lacks political...
Beto 2020 Announcement

Beto O’Rourke Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

It seemed like this news has been hanging out there since January, just waiting for Beto O'Rourke to pull the trigger on a 2020 Presidential campaign. In the past two weeks, we learned that...
Trump primary 2020

Do Republican Voters Want to Primary Donald Trump in 2020?

According to a very recent Des Moines Register poll, Republican voters in Iowa are split - 40% in favor, and 41% opposed - on the question of whether Donald Trump should face a primary...
Fox News 2020 Democratic Debate

DNC Denies Fox News From Holding Democratic Primary Debate

This news is a few days old, but it continues to develop as the decision by the Democratic National Committee to pull out of talks with the Fox News Channel about the right-leaning network...
2020 DNC Convention

Milwaukee to Host 2020 Democratic National Convention

Every presidential cycle, both parties put a lot of work into selecting a host city to make a statement about the direction of the campaign. It is with no coincidence, of course, that today...

Among Declared Candidates, Bernie Sanders Leads Heavily

With Joe Biden still waiting in the wings, weighing his options, and apparently planning for some kind of campaign rollout in April, Bernie Sanders appears to be gaining momentum in the crowded Democratic field....
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Justin Amash May Run for President as a Libertarian

Reader Starchild asked if we cover third-party candidates. Well, if they make news, we do. Mostly, what we do here is scan all forms of media for what is being said, even among smaller...
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Jimmy Carter Offers to Help Donald Trump

Bipartisanship is not dead. But it’s surprising to see these days. Former President Jimmy Carter has offered to go to North Korea to help denuclearization efforts. The announcement was surprising because Carter is 94...
Sherrod Brown 2020

Ohio’s Sherrod Brown Bows Out of 2020 Race

He’s attractive and “high energy.” He is from the “swingingest” swing state, Ohio. He has been on a national tour, promoting his “dignity of work” platform, and he appeals to the working class in...
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The Real Problem With Our Elections

Over the past week, this writer has focused on the Electoral College and has spent hours doing calculations. After reviewing the options, it seems that the current system worked pretty well over most of...
Hillary 2020 Mueller Report

Hillary Waiting on Mueller Report for 2020 Decision?

Just a short day ago, Hillary Clinton made waves when speaking to a local cable news station in New York City saying that she was "not running for President." Everyone seemed to take this...

Regardless Of Politics, The Cohen Hearing Was News

In addition to the “race for the White House,” we like to consider issues, history, and media coverage. For example, FiveThirtyEight has a scholarly review of how the three major news networks covered the...