I don’t know if Alabama is our most backward state, but it is certainly in the discussion. Interestingly, like Alabama, all of the others are red states and most are in the South. To a great degree that is by design and it certainly affects voting. Juxtaposition this with Alabama’s current Senate race and you have the basis of today’s article. Let’s explore. Continue reading America’s South Pole?
Election Day 2018 is a year and a few days away. By this time next year we will be well into early voting in the states that allow it and the picture will be much clearer. Many believe control of the Senate will be up for grabs with 25 seats currently held by Democrats or the independents that caucus with them along with only 8 held by Republicans. Early this year I said that despite what I expected to be a bad political climate for Republicans I expected them to keep their two seat margin in the upper chamber if not expand on it a bit. I’m not ready for any final prediction. As an opinion writer my clock runs slower than a sitting member of the Senate up in 2018. Dianne Feinstein is one of the savviest of the 33 and she did something a few weeks back that made me want to take another look. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tall Order Shortened?
President Trump’s numbers seem omnipresent. They average in the mid-thirties. To most observers and when judged by history they are low. Considering that he was a minority President to start and his abysmal job performance, I find it surprising that they are actually that high. To a Republican elected official they present a bigger challenge than appears on the surface. Let’s explore. Continue reading Partisanship And Popularity
I’m guilty. In this case I really do not matter. Most Democrats including many key players in the 2016 Clinton campaign are also guilty and that ended up being a big deal. The crime: Not taking your opponent’s chance of winning seriously enough. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Seven
Like so much that is wrong with present day America Grover Norquist got his start under Ronald Reagan. In his February 2012 speech to CPAC he outlined what he thought the qualifications to be the Republican presidential nominee should be. It’s scary but the Republicans may have finally achieved their goal. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Curse of Reagan