Tag: Midterms

Can the Democrats Keeping Winning in Georgia?

I explored the Peach State showdown in a feature in TNR’s September issue. On August 30, I spoke via Zoom with Ed Kilgore, a Georgia native and self-described “veteran Democratic wonk” who has worked for three governors, one senator, and a D.C. think tank. We were joined by Dr. Andra Gillespie, the brilliant Emory University […]

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Can the Democrats Keep Winning in Georgia?

I explored the Peach State showdown in a feature in TNR’s September issue. On August 30, I spoke via Zoom with Ed Kilgore, a Georgia native and self-described “veteran Democratic wonk” who has worked for three governors, one senator, and a D.C. think tank. We were joined by Dr. Andra Gillespie, the brilliant Emory University […]

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Liz Cheney’s Presidential Campaign Will Fail

Mitt Romney has stayed on Trump’s bad side and remained in office, a relative rarity among electeds who’ve given Trump consistent static. Several Republicans who have made anti-Trump arguments their mainstay have either been run out of town on a rail or took their own leave after recognizing that their fortunes had fallen by the […]

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Can Biden Wake Up the Youth Vote?

Lee is, of course, something of an outlier. Most of the candidates running are incumbents, nearly every Democratic primary has concluded, and there are few new Squad contenders in the mix—not that that would necessarily be a boon everywhere in the United States. She’s young and will likely be Pennsylvania’s first Black woman representative—the district, […]

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Tom Emmer Is the Republican Party’s Stealth Bomber

Following Trump’s election, Emmer rose in the NRCC ranks, becoming chair in late 2018, after Republicans lost their majority in the House. At the time, chairing the NRCC looked like a thankless task, as Trump was expected to further depress the GOP’s margins atop the ticket in 2020. But controlling the money begets relationships and […]

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The Democrats Suddenly, Unexpectedly, Have Some Momentum

The focus on Donald Trump and the GOP’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election has similarly soured many on the Republican Party, making a landslide election less likely. “If the headlines over the spring were about stalled progress in Washington, the headlines over the summer have been about the human consequences and the consequences of […]

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Kyrsten Sinema’s Joe Manchin Moment

Manchin’s motivations have been easier to parse than Sinema’s. He clearly sees breaking with national Democrats to be beneficial for him in his home state, which went to Donald Trump by nearly 40 points in 2020. He similarly caters to energy interests in his home state (the relaxations of federal pipeline regulations will help a […]

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The Arizona Republican Primary Is Ground Zero for America’s Hysteria Over Critical Race Theory and Drag Queens

The broader narrative of moms under attack was gaining some national heft. Pizzagate promoter Jack Posobiec claimed that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland had “authorized the FBI Counterterrorism Division to target parents at schoolboard meetings,” and Lake chimed in, tweeting, “If I was governor right now I would pull any funding that was being used […]

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