The Big Blue Losers in the GOP Tax Plans

It’s difficult to say whether the tax legislation Republicans are driving through Congress qualifies as a revenue bill—or an enemies list. It isn’t unusual for tax legislation to reward a political party’s supporters, and the GOP bill emphatically upholds that tradition by funneling its tax savings primarily toward business and […] Read more »

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. CONT. […] Read more »

Blast From the Past: The Current Political World Mirrors 2009

The party not occupying the White House seizes control of governor’s offices in New Jersey and Virginia. An unexpectedly competitive special Senate election threatens the chamber’s balance of power. Major legislation being forced through along partisan lines heads for a climactic holiday-season vote. Veteran lawmakers of the governing party race […] Read more »

When ‘Democrat’ is a worse slur than ‘alleged sexual miscreant’

President Trump’s rationale for continuing to support Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the Senate in the Alabama, was simple when he offered it on Tuesday. “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said. The contrast Trump drew, then, was this. Either Moore, accused of sexual […] Read more »

Democratic Wave Begins Forming Off Political Coast

In theory, wave elections are very exciting for political analysts and aficionados. They tend to feature lots of upsets, which unfold in cascading fashion, adding to the drama. But in other ways, they are fairly humdrum because there is usually plenty of warning that they’re coming. As in the Morton […] Read more »

A new poll makes it crystal clear: Sexual harassment is not a dealbreaker in today’s Republican Party

The big new finding from a Quinnipiac University poll is this: About half of Republicans say GOP senators should let Roy Moore serve in the Senate. By a margin of 49 percent to 33 percent, Republicans say the Alabamian, who is accused of sexual misconduct with multiple teenagers, should not […] Read more »

If 2018 Is Like 2017, the House Will Be a Tossup

Assume, for the moment, that next year’s midterm elections go exactly like this year’s special and general elections. What would happen? The Democrats would post sweeping gains. They would win the House national popular vote, probably by a wide margin. But the battle for House control would be close. The […] Read more »

Winning Your Thanksgiving

While this year’s divisiveness in politics is bound to put our holiday meals at risk of spiraling into all-out political warfare, we have good news: Democrats’ recent victories in this November’s elections and our data show that there are several issues where, by a large margin, Americans find the Democratic […] Read more »