Category Archives: Republicans

2018 midterms: A blue wave or merely an electoral adjustment into a new presidency?

By B.J. Rudell in The Hill Experts can argue over whether President Trump galvanized Democrats more than Republicans. They can ponder whether Democrats’ dramatically improved financial position helped their cause. It’s all moot to the central question: Were the 2018 … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, House of Representatives, Republicans, Senate

The Republican Party Has Changed Dramatically Since George H. W. Bush Ran It

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight George H. W. Bush was a hugely influential figure in the Republican Party: chairman of the Republican National Committee, vice president, president and father of another GOP president. But the GOP has changed dramatically … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, FiveThirtyEight, George H. W. Bush, Republicans

Trump’s Russia dealings represented an enormous conflict of interest in 2016

By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann of NBC News Every time special counsel Robert Mueller speaks — through his court filings — he packs a punch. The latest example came Thursday, when he revealed that Trump lawyer/fixer Michael … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Republicans, Robert Mueller, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Mississippi senate election runoff: Mike Espy hoping for a Doug Jones-style upset over Cindy Hyde-Smith

By Howell Raines, Former executive editor, The New York Times A Mike Espy win would prove that the anti-Trump tide that cost the GOP the House is now lifting Democratic boats in states even more conservative than Alabama. Joe Trippi, … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Elections, Joe Trippi, Politcal Consulting, Political parties, Republicans, Senate

Mississippi’s special election is taking place in one of the most racially polarized states in the country

By Philip Bump of the Washington Post This Tuesday, voters in Mississippi have the distinct honor of finally bringing the 2018 midterm elections to an end, assuming that the several still-outstanding House races have been settled by then. (Not necessarily … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Elections, Republicans, Senate