Key Takeaways From Doug Jones’s Alabama Victory

Doug Jones’s defeat of Roy S. Moore in Tuesday’s bitterly fought special Senate election was one of the most unlikely upsets in recent campaign history. But the Democrats’ victory in Alabama carries some more immediate political implications. A Suburban Shellacking Voters in Alabama’s cities and most affluent suburbs overwhelmingly rejected […] Read more »

Exit polls: How Doug Jones pulled off his stunning win

Doug Jones needed a surge of black voter turnout and a wide gender gap to pull off his stunning victory over embattled Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special Senate election. In becoming the first Democrat to win a statewide federal election in Alabama since 1992, Jones proved that Democratic fears […] Read more »

Two-thirds of youth fearful about America’s future, prefer Democratic control of Congress, Harvard youth poll finds

A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government, finds that two-thirds of young Americans (67%) are more fearful than hopeful about America’s future. Less than one year before the 2018 midterm elections, likely young American voters […] Read more »

Before Breitbart, there was the Charleston News and Courier

Political reporter William D. Workman speaks at a GOP event in 1962. Courtesy of South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina, CC BY Sid Bedingfield, University of Minnesota Conservatives who dislike Donald Trump like to blame the president and his Breitbart cheering section for the racial demagoguery they see […] Read more »

The Nationalist’s Delusion

… Less than three weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump declared himself “the least racist person you have ever met.” Even before he won, the United States was consumed by a debate over the nature of his appeal. Was racism the driving force behind Trump’s candidacy? If so, […] Read more »

Virginia: Immigration and the election for governor

On a press call held today, CASA in Action, NextGen America, and America’s Voice joined Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions to discuss the findings and implications of election eve polling of Virginia’s voters. … Matt Barreto, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Latino Decisions, highlighted some of the key takeaways of […] Read more »

President Trump Was Elected A Year Ago — And Americans Are Feeling Aggrieved

Donald Trump won the votes of whites without a college degree by a bigger margin than any Republican presidential candidate since 1980. And there is reason for that. He gave voice to a group of people who have felt left behind. … At nearly every rally and campaign event, populated […] Read more »