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Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich - Cincinnati.com

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 23:23

Cincinnati.com

Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich
Cincinnati.com
The result: a nasty, expensive fight on the Republican side, with each candidate trying to out-conservative the other. Meanwhile, Democrats are debating nothing less than the future of their party. Do they want a wonky, mainstream liberal, or will they ...

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GOP Primaries Highlight Rightward March - DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 14:10

GOP Primaries Highlight Rightward March
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)
In Ohio, Republicans are certain to nominate someone more conservative than outgoing GOP Gov. John Kasich, a 2016 presidential candidate, moderate and frequent Trump critic. Even Kasich's former running mate, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, has pledged to unwind ...

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Pundits and Pols Still Don't Get It: Trump Didn't Win in 2016, Democrats Lost - Common Dreams

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:17

Common Dreams

Pundits and Pols Still Don't Get It: Trump Didn't Win in 2016, Democrats Lost
Common Dreams
An increasing number of them are liberals who have rejected the centrist, corporate-friendly positions of the Democratic Party. The fact is, on an issue-by-issue basis, Americans are overwhelmingly liberal, and that includes independents and even many ...

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Democrats assail New York's 'fusion' voting, giving outsize clout to minor parties - Buffalo News

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 07:58

Buffalo News

Democrats assail New York's 'fusion' voting, giving outsize clout to minor parties
Buffalo News
Minor party chiefs like Erie County Conservative Chairman Ralph C. Lorigo noted that most states phased out fusion voting as the major parties gained control. But New York courts ruled against such attempts in 1947, paving the way for the 1962 ...

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Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman? - Gainesville Sun

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 00:18

Gainesville Sun

Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman?
Gainesville Sun
... might seek the 15th Congressional District represented by Lakeland Republican Rep. Dennis Ross, who is retiring. Instead, Grayson wants to oust incumbent Democratic Rep. Darren Soto, who won the 9th District when Grayson opted for a U.S. Senate bid ...

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Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman? - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 00:01

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Yes, Alan Grayson, former congressman from Orlando and perpetual pot-stirrer, seeks a comeback. Grayson announced this week that he will seek the Democratic nomination for his old seat in the 9th Congressional District, which encompasses much of ...

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Bernie Sanders heads to Pennsylvania to stump for Democratic insurgent candidates - Washington Post

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:37

Washington Post

Bernie Sanders heads to Pennsylvania to stump for Democratic insurgent candidates
Washington Post
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is hitting the road to boost three candidates before Pennsylvania's May 15 primaries, clashing with Democratic Party forces at the state and federal levels in some of the year's most bitter races. “We are ...

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Young Texas Latinos are an untapped voting goldmine - NBCNews.com

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:28

NBCNews.com

Young Texas Latinos are an untapped voting goldmine
NBCNews.com
There are a number of groups in Texas whose work may help raise the numbers, most of them liberal or progressive, although the money they have to spend on the work is limited. Cristina Tzintzún formed Jolt a year ago to mobilize young Latinos, largely ...

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Lupe Valdez's immigration record scrutinized as she criticizes Andrew White's 'changing values' - Dallas News

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:05

Dallas News

Lupe Valdez's immigration record scrutinized as she criticizes Andrew White's 'changing values'
Dallas News
"There are things that they want that I can't do." Valdez's conflict with immigration activists signals the quandary facing some progressive voters in the Democratic primary. In Valdez, and her rival Andrew White, they see flawed candidates and worry ...

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The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us - Consortium News

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:40

Consortium News

The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us
Consortium News
Clinton settled into the White House in early 1993 as the leader of pathbreaking New Democrats. Many media outlets hailed him as a visionary who had overcome left-leaning liberalism to set the party straight. Although candidate Clinton had criticized ...

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Rauner: “We're unifying all Republicans” - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:38

Rauner: “We're unifying all Republicans
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
Speaking on WOC AM-1420 in Davenport, Iowa, Rauner declared himself a unifier — not just among Republicans, but also with independents and Democrats. “You know primaries are tough. They're part of the process. I respect the process and now we're all ...

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Democrats Are In Denial About The Supreme Court - HuffPost

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:01

HuffPost

Democrats Are In Denial About The Supreme Court
HuffPost
Democrats are much more likely to indicate that they believe the court is a centrist institution. In addition, while a quarter of Republicans see the court as “very liberal” or “liberal,” only a fifth of Democrats see the court as “very conservative ...

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Poll: Murphy leads Democratic gubernatorial primary with GOP running mate Jolly - Politico

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:27

Politico

Poll: Murphy leads Democratic gubernatorial primary with GOP running mate Jolly
Politico
While critics are sure to accuse Frederick of conducting a push poll that unfairly biased the results, he also made sure to ask Florida Democrats if they preferred a “liberal who is committed to fighting for true progressive policies without compromise ...

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Hollis: Midterm win by Democrats brings peril - Boston Herald

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:51

Hollis: Midterm win by Democrats brings peril
Boston Herald
More than 150 lawsuits alleging violations of due process have been filed since 2011. Other abuses of legal process should get our attention, like the “John Doe” raids conducted in Wisconsin against conservative political activists — later declared ...

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Authoritarian Progressives and a Surprising Lack of Republicans - The Wesleyan Argus

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:18

Authoritarian Progressives and a Surprising Lack of Republicans
The Wesleyan Argus
Something we hear a lot from conservative pundits is that college campuses are “too liberal”, and that they tend to repress conservative thought. Most of us at Wesleyan would probably agree, as the odds of finding right-leaning students here are about ...

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Fusion, Spoilers, and New York's Many Ballot Lines - Gotham Gazette

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 22:56

Gotham Gazette

Fusion, Spoilers, and New York's Many Ballot Lines
Gotham Gazette
For example, the Republican and Conservative parties often back the same candidates for various offices, and they appear set to do so again in this year's gubernatorial race, behind Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. Governor Cuomo has appeared ...
Cuomo Leads Nixon by 22 Points in New PollNew York Times

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Kentucky Senators get in on WV's Senate GOP primary action - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 19:35

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kentucky Senators get in on WV's Senate GOP primary action
Charleston Gazette-Mail
He said the race is a decision for voters between a liberal establishment type and a true conservative. When asked where Blankenship fits on that spectrum, he said Blankenship just doesn't. “Not on the spectrum, I'd say an outlier that really is hard ...

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Hollis: What would a progressive America look like? - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 18:06

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Hollis: What would a progressive America look like?
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Other abuses of legal process should get our attention, like the “John Doe” raids conducted in Wisconsin against conservative political activists — later declared unconstitutional. In many essential respects, these are of a piece with the conflicting ...

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4 political science lessons from Kanye West's embrace of Donald Trump - Vox

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:30

Vox

4 political science lessons from Kanye West's embrace of Donald Trump
Vox
In other words, while black Republicans are rare, black Trump voters aren't uniquely rare. Black Republicans are mostly men, with both Trump and Romney earning three or four times as much support from black men as they did from black women. In the ...
Specter of Free Thought Terrifies Maxine WatersNewsmax

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What Would a Progressive America Look Like? - Townhall

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:11

Townhall

What Would a Progressive America Look Like?
Townhall
While the November elections may seem like a long way off (at least for those of us not running for office), we need to be thinking about the consequences of those elections. As I have noted before, Democrats running for office this year have been ...

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