Search Results for "Democrats" : 126

by / on December 17, 2006 at 9:58 am / in Domestic, Election

Left on Main Street

…mbent Mike DeWine. The tour targeted towns like Defiance, small and conservative enclaves typically dismissed by Democrats focusing on Ohio’s liberal base. Come Election Day, the tactic would prove effective after all; reaching out to towns that had been off the map for the national Democratic Party for years invigorated Democratic campaigns across the country. Democrats retook Congress with a gain of six seats in the Senate and thirty in the Hou…

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by / on May 1, 2005 at 12:02 pm / in Congress, Cover Story, Domestic, Election, Media

Left Hanging

…as if they’re going to ignore these people, but it’s a pretty weak media platform.” The most convenient way for Democrats to garner media attention is to appear on TV debate shows, which thrive on an atmosphere of hostility. It’s convenient because shows like those need two opposing sides, which, in the narrow confines of TV talk, usually means plucking guests from different points on the liberal- conservative spectrum. Thus, Democrats are invit…

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by / on April 3, 2004 at 7:51 am / in Domestic, Election

Unshackling The DNC

…the attention of the media. Yet even as the DNC becomes more able than ever to take up the role of spokesman for Democrats at large, the party leadership becomes ever more nervous about letting it grow out of its archaic traditional role. For Democrats, the last few years have been almost painful to watch. Ever since Al Gore removed himself from the public eye in the spring of 2001, Democrats have been rudderless and without a leader. Confused de…

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by / on December 5, 2004 at 2:11 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election, National Security

A Question of Vision

…rowing pile of polling data confirms the logic of common sense: foreign policy matters. A lot. That Vision Thing Democrats did do a couple things right. Unlike in previous elections, “we weren’t scared to talk about foreign policy this time around,” said Michael Pan, a former State Department official now working at the Center for American Progress. Additionally, Democrats raised in the “Vietnam era of activists never were calling for the US to w…

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by / on December 1, 2003 at 10:10 am / in Book Review, Domestic, Election

The Anti-Politicians

…s. For example, the California recall, though initiated by Republicans, had a fairly broad appeal: 24 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Independents voted “yes” on the recall. Though most Dean supporters are Democrats—it is, after all, still the Democratic primary season—he has the potential to attract support from non-Democrats. Already, a “Republicans for Dean” website has been established, as has a “Dean Independents” website. Of course,…

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by / on November 9, 2010 at 1:36 am / in Domestic, Op-Ed, Opinion

“Do Ask, Do Tell,” Say The Columbia Democrats

…d in the script read by students to the White House comment line in a phone-banking campaign run by the Columbia Democrats. The Columbia Democrats also expressed their disagreement with the Justice Department’s decision in a petition with well over a thousand signatures. In addition to the written petition, Columbia students and residents of Morningside Heights—even tourists from France and the Netherlands—signed ribbons that read “Support All of…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Election, Issue

The Hunt For Red November: Explaining Republican Successes at the State Level

…in this process it just is not the whole story. A new census—what does that mean? It does not mean very much if Democrats still do not have the control, still are not drawing these legislative districts. Say the Republicans really do nominate Donald Trump, which I think is kind of a suicide mission for the party. What would probably happen is that Democrats would suddenly regain control of a lot of state legislatures and governorships, because R…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm / in Uncategorized

The Hunt For Red November: Explaining Republican Successes at the State Level

…e empty House Speakership. With such dysfunction in the Republican ranks catching the national eye, what can the Democrats possibly have to worry about? Though a Republican implosion appears more likely to the general American public, Democrats are largely ignoring the state-level coup that will have far-reaching implications for the future of the American body politic. The Democrats might have their eyes on the White House – undeniably a supreme…

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by / on August 17, 2012 at 9:33 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Romney-Ryan vs. Obama-Biden vs. Us

…they all forgot one thing:Us. Neither Ryan nor Biden, neither Romney nor Obama, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats represent us, the majority of the United States. On almost every issue, the accepted “bipartisan” debate is so narrow that it basically doesn’t exist. The only measurable difference is that the Democrats pay lip service to the exploited and oppressed. So Ryan laughs in the face of 97 percent of American scientists  by implyin…

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by / on May 2, 2005 at 11:31 am / in Congress, Domestic

The Rise of Harry Reid

…President and the weakened Democratic Party invigorated the party’s anti-war wing, virtually compelling leading Democrats to follow suit. Bush’s reelection in November left the Democrats in a bind. They had to decide whether their defeat was the result of Kerry’s Dean-lite rhetoric or the product of his other shortcomings. Both conclusions suggested a definite course of action. If the vocal opposition was the problem, then the Democrats had to f…

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