Category Archives: 2016 campaign

No Wave in ’14?… New Surveys Point to One Building… No Rising GOP Tide, But A Crashing Prez

So…. just a few short weeks ago there was a series of smarty-pants articles by Poli Sci whizzes telling us there was no tsunami building for 2014 midterm. I even posted a brief commentary agreeing that they were probably right… … Continue reading

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USC: Early Evidence Supports Effectiveness of California Election Reform

Out this week, an early analysis from the Schwarzenegger Institute at USC written by Prof. Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, on the effectiveness of California’s election fixes including redistricting and top-two primary reforms. … Continue reading

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Finally, Speaker Boehner Has His Kinda-Sorta “Sister Souljah” Moment

Sure, it was completely calculated, pre-scripted and assuredly poll tested. But you have to give a little credit to John Boehner for finally growing the cojones to stand up to the crazies in and out of Congress who have dominated … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Deal!

So Ryan/Murray cut a budget deal today avoiding another shutdown showdown in mid-January. It barely cuts long term deficits, doesn’t contain long term tax reforms, doesn’t fix entitlement spending. But it does allow for small increases on the discretionary spending … Continue reading

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No Big Wave For Either Side to Ride in 2014

Chris Cillizza’s Fix column this week in WashPo focused on the Monkey Cage Blog (the WashPo’s kinda-answer for Nate Silver’s retired from NYT/soon to be resurrected “FiveThirtyEight.com” exercise) prediction for a “meh” midterm House battle in 2014 with D’s losing … Continue reading

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Contrary to Edsall/PoliScientists: The Center Can Hold

Thomas Edsall provides a great opinion piece in this week’s NYT focused on a group of PoliSci professors’ well-researched supposition that there is no true “center” electorate of the country ready to rise up and provide balance to force the … Continue reading

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Lots of interesting political rumblings in the news

Get out of town for a couple days over Thanksgiving and all sorts of interesting political reform and centrist chatter erupts: 1  – Excellent opinion in Politico magazine  “Which side of the barricade are you on?” by smart Dem. strategist … Continue reading

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