Democrats

The Nancy Pelosi Problem: The first female speaker of the House has become the most effec­tive congressional leader of modern times—and, not coinciden­tally, the most vilified.

March 16, 2018 7:44 pm

By Peter Beinart for The Atlantic Last May, The Washington Post’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current Democratic House members had opposed the Affordable Care Act when it first…

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Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

December 15, 2017 11:01 pm

By Nate Cohn for NYTimes At this time last year, the Democratic path to Senate control seemed impossible: Hold all of the Democratic seats, flip Arizona and Nevada, then hope for a miracle. The Democrats got the political version of…

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Let the People Pick the President

November 10, 2017 9:12 pm

By New York Times Editoral Board The winners of Tuesday’s elections — Republican or Democrat, for governor, mayor or dogcatcher — all have one thing in common: They received more votes than their opponent. That seems like a pretty fair…