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 …
It was a hopeful, promising night, but serious dangers remain. A map of Virginia’s results reveals one of those more critical challenges.
How about something hopeful for a change?
It’s good for mental health to take stock of a few positive developments.
That picture is a gift. For the narratives it reinforces and the narratives it erodes, it might be the most politically toxic image of a President that we have ever seen. Democrats will waste it, because they still don’t know how to win campaigns in a post-patronage climate.
With this year’s Presidential race more or less over, you may be asking – what’s next? Races for Governor in 2017 in Virginia and New Jersey should get some attention, along with the US Senate race in Virginia. But let’s look just a little farther out, to the 2018 Senate …