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A Path Forward – Part Two

Today I want to continue discussing ways in which the Democratic Party’s approach to campaigning must change if they want to start winning in sufficient numbers again. As in yesterday’s posting, I want to concentrate on younger (18-39 year-olds) voters. Let’s continue. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Two

No Room For Women

Demographics are an interesting factor in elections. Good campaign managers spend hours studying the cross tabs in polls trying to discover patterns of voter behavior. While we all belong to several different demographics, as you begin to slice and dice the electorate the largest single demographic is women. The Trump campaign, and by extension the Republican Party seems to be doing everything possible to alienate them. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Room For Women

The Endorsement Of Catherine Cortez Mastro

Democrats in the Intermountain West tend to be a bit more conservative than many of their East or West Coast brethren. In large part that is because they reflect the mindset and values of their neighbors. While at its root America is one big mostly homogenous country there are a few issues that are high on the priority list in the West that simply aren’t at the front of people’s minds in the rest of the country. That is why it is difficult to find an electable progressive in that region. Today I want to speak of an exception to that “rule”: Catherine Cortez Mastro. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Catherine Cortez Mastro

Nothing From Nothing

The current configuration of the Republican Party has nothing to offer the average American. Yet, like all other candidates, incumbent or challenger, they have to run for reelection or election every few years and in 2016 a boatload of offices are on the ballot. Their answer has been and apparently remains to recycle hot button issues regardless of viability or validity. Continue reading Nothing From Nothing

A Good Day For The Ladies At The Court

Monday was a good day for women at the Supreme Court. The Court announced its decision in Voisine v United States, which kept women safe and in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstadt which reaffirmed a right and made them safer. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Good Day For The Ladies At The Court