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May 23, 2018

2018 midterms

Walking and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

Michael Tomasky wasn’t pulling any punches in his latest piece in The Daily Beast. In fact, he cut right to the chase. If Democrats don’t get “much tougher” on Trump and his scandals, they are going to lose the midterms. He explains, Imagine that Hillary Clinton were president and the Republicans were investigating the Clinton Foundation, and she ordered an

What To Make Of Tuesday’s Primaries

It’s been a few days since Tuesday’s primaries and there are a couple of takeaways that are worth noting. The first was in West Virginia where most political pundits feel the GOP dodged a bullet when Don Blankenship came in third in the West Virginia Republican primary. Had he won, they argue, Joe Manchin’s reelection

Democrats Need To Find Their Own Trump

Now before all of you have me carted away in a straightjacket, let me explain. Imagine for a moment if, instead of being a world-class narcissist who picked fights with the media and his political rivals, Donald Trump behaved like an adult and forged working relationships that furthered his agenda? What if, instead of pandering

Will Al Franken Pay the Price for Bill Clinton?

The recent revelations about the sexual misconduct of Harvey Weinstein have, for all intents and purposes, served as the catalyst for a litany of women to come forward and tell their stories. Over the last couple of weeks, men from the entertainment industry to the media to both major political parties have been implicated in

Why Gillespie Will Win on Tuesday

The RCP average shows the Virginia gubernatorial race a virtual tie going into next Tuesday’s election. In less than a month, Republican Ed Gillespie has gone from trailing Democrat Ralph Northam by 6.5 points to trailing him by a mere point. Worse for Northam, of the last three polls taken, two show a tie and one shows

The Civil War In the Democratic Party

“Welcome back, my friends, to the primary that never ends.” – Michael Tomasky “Just when you thought it was safe to focus on 2018…”  – Peter Fegan By now the bombshell revelation by former DNC Chair Donna Brazile that the Clinton campaign was in cahoots with the DNC and ostensibly ran it has sent shockwaves throughout the

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