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Republican losers we won’t miss in 2019

The Blue Wave of November’s midterm elections brought a satisfying end to the public service (talk about an oxymoron) careers of many Republicans. Of course, it wasn’t just the ones who lost at the ballot box. Many saw the proverbial writing on the wall and retired, choosing not to face voters again when their reelection […]

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Why Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ should be the Democratic woman

Each December, Time magazine announces its Person of the Year. It’s the individual (or group) who, “for better or for worse,” as the magazine puts it, had the greatest influence on the events of the year. This year, it should be no contest. The greatest influence in America this year came from Democratic women. They […]

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#GunSafety proposals taking shape for new Democratic House (UPDATE)

Although Democrats won’t take over the majority in the House of Representatives until January, they’re already spelling out an ambitious agenda. Democratic leaders and incoming representatives have been giving details about some of the issues they hope to tackle, such as a broad ethics reform package, which would include campaign finance reform, voting rights, and […]

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2018 voting gender gap is becoming an abyss

The figures are stunning, but they’re really not surprising. The energy of women voters to turn out in this year’s midterm elections has been building since November of 2016. There have now been a few polls conducted after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — a move that was supposed to make […]

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The #BlueWave surge where it really counts: voter registration

There are four weeks to go until the midterms, and the biggest thing Democrats have in their favor is the huge growth in voter registration. A new Gallup Poll shows that voter enthusiasm is high on both sides, even though Democrats still have the edge — 61 percent of Democratic voters are enthusiastic about voting […]

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Democrats’ midterm edge: more political activity, bigger growth in voter turnout

With midterm elections less than two months away, it’s becoming clear that important positive factors such as greatly increased voter turnout and greater voter political engagement are pointing to an advantage for Democrats. The primary season is almost over, and there has been greater overall growth in the number of Democratic voters than there has […]

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by voting — and winning — on Nov. 6

August 26 was Women’s Equality Day. It’s the day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally adopted, giving women the right to vote. It was finally fully ratified eight days earlier when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the constitutional amendment, giving it the needed three-fourths of all states. […]

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Democrats’ mantra for #Midterms2018: No days off

My take-home message from Netroots Nation in New Orleans came from the very first session I attended. The message was crystal clear: We can’t take any days off in the fight for Democrats to win elections. A panel consisting of people from various Democratic organizations, from the Democratic National Committee to grassroots groups that sprung […]

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2018 is the year of Democratic women, but not only candidates (UPDATE)

The elections in 2018 are turning out to be the Year of the Woman, but it’s not just women candidates running as Democrats. It’s women voting in big numbers. It’s women donating money to candidates — lots of money. More than anything else, it’s about women having their voices heard. No longer are women candidates […]

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More signs point to #BlueWave in midterms

With the midterm elections less than four months away, it’s time to note the growing number of signals showing evidence of likely Democratic victories on Nov. 6. More and more estranged Republican pundits are calling on voters to reject Republicans and vote for Democrats in this year’s midterms, including Steve Schmidt, Max Boot, George F. […]

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