Showbiz Democrats: Hope for Midterms, Mindful of the Message

Polling shows signs of a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterms, dozens of Republicans are retiring from Congress and leaving competitive races, and organizing appears to have worked well for the left in Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. But as much as Hollywood’s Democratic donors and fundraisers say they are […] Read more »

Most think political divisions as bad as Vietnam era, new poll shows

Seven in 10 Americans say the nation’s political divisions are at least as big as during the Vietnam War, according to a new poll, which also finds nearly 6 in 10 saying Donald Trump’s presidency is making the U.S. political system more dysfunctional. The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll — […] Read more »

Americans feel tax reform plans would favor wealthy

The latest CBS News Nation Tracker finds that most Americans continue to call for deals and cooperation in the back-and-forth between the president and Congress. And that includes many of the president’s strongest backers and most Republicans. Some even want to see Congress assert itself more. Most do not want […] Read more »

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: Democracy

Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll for February 2017. As a new administration takes office in Washington, it is fitting that this month’s poll centers on democracy. In Greece, where democracy was conceived, its literal translation was “rule of the commoners” but it may have been defined most succinctly […] Read more »

Parties of the Left, Wake Up!

Center-left parties in America and Europe are struggling. They are struggling for three reasons: First, they have failed to offer a credible response to the period of prolonged income stagnation and growing inequality; second, they have become part of the political-business-elite accommodation that the public views as corrupt; and third, […] Read more »

Hillary Clinton’s Juggling Act

Has the Democratic Party joined the Republican Party in becoming inhospitable to the accommodation of intraparty factions? Hillary Clinton must juggle three competing interest groups: her party’s upscale pro-trade, globalist wing; its underdog minority wing; and organized labor. She is paying a price for her triple allegiance. CONT. Thomas B. […] Read more »