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Michael Barone on American Politics: Chapter 1

Author and pundit Michael Barone fields questions on paradoxes in American politics, such as an electoral ratio that skews Democratic, and yet Republican’s still see victories in staunch Democratic enclaves. What gives? Are American voters today a bit different than American voters past? Barone believes so.

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The Odds Are Slim to Nunes

When the history of the 2018 midterms is written, there will be a chapter on missed opportunities for Democrats. Some may wonder if they should have spent so much money supporting Beto O’Rourke in Texas, or whether Heidi Heitkamp was doomed from the start in North Dakota. One painful question for progressives ... Read More
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The Beatification of Beto

The media’s treatment of Texas Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke wasn’t the most egregiously unfair coverage of the past year -- that would be the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh -- but it ranks among 2018’s most annoying. The endless glowing profiles of O’Rourke in every publication from Vanity Fair to ... Read More