Category Archives: Candidates

Are the political parties looking for clues from a 2005 special election in Ohio?

by Nathan Gonzales (Roll Call) Are Democrats in the early stages of their own tea party movement? It’s one of the biggest outstanding questions at this point in the cycle. But as we collectively look at the past for prologue, … Continue reading

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Thomas Perez defeated Representative Keith Ellison in the battle to lead the Democratic Party in the age of Trump

Former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez—the candidate backed by the Democratic Party’s establishment—was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday, as its members chose a close ally of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to lead the out-of-power party … Continue reading

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Black Women in White America: Women’s History Revisited

In 1972, Dr. Gerda Lerner published her pioneering study “Black Women in White America.” That same year, Dr. Lerner and Dr. Joan Kelly Gadol were fighting to prove that women had a history worth recording by co-founding the oldest women’s … Continue reading

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Here’s Proof Some Pollsters Are Putting A Thumb On The Scale

Introduction by Ken Feltman: This is perhaps the most important news about political polls to come out of the 2016 election: Nate Silver and others at FiveThirtyEight have the statistics to establish that some pollsters, intentionally or not, skew their … Continue reading

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How would a contested election work? Five things to know

    by Pete Williams Recounts and legal challenges can take months to play out, but not in the election of a president: the Constitution sets strict deadlines. Source: How would a contested election work? Five things to know

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