So what exactly is the devil’s bargain then? It is this: gerrymandering allows you to win close elections, but makes you more susceptible to being washed out in wave elections.
On December 8, 2016, in a clarion call to action, Political Orphan’s founder, Chris Ladd, challenged his readers to begin mobilizing. “Next spring is not the time to figure out how you plan to get engaged in politics,” he warned, urging immediate action “while things are quiet and there are …
Never lose sight of the bedrock of success in American politics: Get more of your voters to the polls than your opponent does. You do that through appeals to fear and hope, in that order.
We cannot return to stability until the Republican Party has been thoroughly destroyed, hopefully through electoral failure, but by any means necessary.
It was a hopeful, promising night, but serious dangers remain. A map of Virginia’s results reveals one of those more critical challenges.
Democrats are no more ready than Republicans to clean their own house. Faced with the challenge of their own Donald Trump, I have little hope that they would perform better than the GOP.
Interesting results from three special elections last night.
It may be true that workers benefit from organization, but a 19th century union model may not be the best way to accomplish that objective.
New political parties will not emerge from Washington. They will begin in our neighborhoods or they won’t begin at all.
Over the years, a lot of people have expressed frustration with the emphasis in my writing on black interests. This piece is a gateway to understanding why I see the fate of the black community as the lodestone for the American Dream.