Category Archives: 2020 election

Why Would Paul Manafort Share Polling Data with Russia?

Sue Halpern of the New Yorker – When news broke that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had shared internal polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian business associate with ties to Russian intelligence, the through line between the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, FBI, Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller, Russia

Stop saying Biden is the 'most electable.' Trump will run rings round him.

Nathan Robinson of The Guardian – Nothing you can say about the former vice-president’s record, platform or mental state matters next to the argument that he is the best hope Democrats have of getting Trump out of office. There’s just … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Americans Say They Would Vote For A Woman, But …

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight – These days, it’s hard to find voters who openly admit that they’re reluctant to support a woman for president. Only 13 percent of Americans believe that men are better suited for politics than women, according … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, FiveThirtyEight, Politics, Women

What Unites Republicans May Be Changing. Same With Democrats.

Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – In a book released on the eve of the 2016 election called “Asymmetric Politics,” political scientists Matthew Grossmann and David Hopkins argued that America’s political parties don’t just have different ideologies, but are really … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Elections, Politics, Republicans

‘Nothing Less Than a Civil War’: These White Voters on the Far Right See Doom Without Trump

Astead W. Herndon in the New York Times – Deeply conservative, they organize online and outside the Republican Party apparatus, engaging in more explicit versions of the chest-beating seen at the president’s rallies. As Mr. Trump’s bid for re-election shifts … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump