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While the low overall 2014 turnout of 36.4 percent has been widely reported as the lowest percent of voting eligible population since 1942 ( Macdonald ), the wrong culprit has been identified for ...
by Byte606
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 07:08 PM PST with 8 Recommends
A Watershed Metaphor for These Times By Susan C. Strong Of course right now everyone on the left and among the Democrats is feeling shocked and down because of the horrid 2014 election. There’...
by SusanCStrong
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM PST with 1 Recommend
You'd think after agreeing to bring up the Keystone XL Pipeline for a vote, Senator Mary Landrieu (D. LA) would be thanking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV). Well guess what: http://...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 02:59 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Like many Progressives I have been licking my wounds this week and processing the consequences of the impending Republican take over of the Senate. I really thought us Dems would do better and I am ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 04:23 PM PST with 4 Recommends
I believe very strongly that the poor showing of Democrats in the 2014 elections owes completely to their failure to sell themselves and their party. With a broad collection of policies favored by ...
by John B Des Moines
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM PST with 1 Recommend
In a previous diary entry I wrote a while ago, I outline how the systemic nature of our federal parliamentary procedures favors the republican party. I never fully expanded on that idea, but I ...
by Talint
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 04:14 PM PST with 2 Recommends
It is being reported that the so called 60-65% predicted voter turnout for Jefferson County - the Louisville area full of Democrats - was actually only 47% . If true, this is less than the 52% ...
by Merlin1963
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 04:07 PM PST with 6 Recommends
In the wake of the GOP's triumph in last week's midterm election, conservative commentators are demanding President Obama and his Democratic allies abandon their agenda and submit to the will of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST with 9 Recommends
For all the denunciation of "those damn kids who didn't turnout and lost us the election," there is something about this chart that keeps bugging me. If the under-30 vote have had the same 12% of ...
by wu ming
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 10:41 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Found that 2014 turnout was 9.3 million voters below expected turnout using US mid-term turnout rate average from 1914-2014 combined with preliminary data from Michael McDonald . Looks like most of ...
by Byte606
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 02:27 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Earlier this week, prior to the disastrous 2014 election results, I raised the question of whether my, or your, individual vote really matters anymore—whether anything would change regardless of ...
by blueingreene
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 01:31 PM PST with 2 Recommends
This "wave" election was more like low-tide: the lowest voter turnout in our history. We do this dance every two years. However, you don't have to wait until 2016 to smile.... 1. Even in a red ...
by SemDem
Comment Count 44 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 06:49 PM PST with 40 Recommends
Most of the time, political gridlock is seen as a bad thing that prevents anything from getting done. Here's an argument for why it might be the best we can hope for.
by DarkScholar82
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 08:47 AM PST with 1 Recommend
If this is simply a venting diary, so be it. I put it off for several days and perhaps ought to permanently, but I do want to share the reasoning for the targets of my post-election angst, even if ...
by textus
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 08:42 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Of the many people pawing through the tea leaves in an effort to understand the political implications of Tuesday's election there are likely none doing it with a more intense interest than Hillary ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 08:05 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Democrats have offered many excuses for their devastating losses in the 2014-midterm election, but they failed to include the most obvious: they were weak. Starting with President Obama and ...
by bobburnett
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 06:06 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Everyone is talking about why the Democrats lost, but almost no one has looked at who lost. To put it simply, look at this : Having comprised 10 % of the Democratic Party's caucus in the ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 339 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 03:33 PM PST with 356 Recommends
Readers of my diaries (and their associated links) may remember Jonathan Chait. Chait is the guy who (along with David Roberts, unfortunately ) thinks Barack Obama is the "environmental President" ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 01:01 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Hickory, dickory dock, the GOP was sucking some Koch. The clock struck two, we dumped on the Blue. Now Obamacare's on the chopping block.
by El Condor
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 08:56 AM PST with 0 Recommends
It is time to shine a light on the strategies used by Democrats, and on the Democratic infrastructure that uses those strategies.
by George Lakoff
Comment Count 402 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 06:35 AM PST with 555 Recommends