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  • Judge Allows Oregon GOP Statement in Voter Guide

    An Oregon judge ruled on Monday that a statement from the state’s Republican party should be allowed to appear in the voter guide. Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno previously blocked the statement from appearing in the guide, claiming that the Republicans submitted it 29…
  • Why Isn’t Trump Trying to Win?

    The fate of an incumbent president is exquisitely sensitive to economic conditions. Incumbents tend to lose elections when the economy is weak (e.g., George H. W. Bush’s defeat in 1992) and win when it’s strong (e.g., Bill Clinton’s romp four years later). The 2020 economy…
  • The Democrats May Not Be Able to Concede

    This is the era of expecting the worst while hoping for the merely tolerable. Some might say that the worst is already happening—economic disaster and 190,000 dead from a pandemic—while the president and his surrogates insist, in a feat of self-delusion, that the “best is…
  • GOP Voter Registrations in Battleground State Pennsylvania Soar

    GOP voter registrations in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania have surged nearly sevenfold compared to Democrats since President Donald Trump’s election win in 2016, according to reports. Since the 2016 presidential election, Keystone State Republicans have gained as many as 198,000 registered voters, while…
  • This Republican Party Is Not Worth Saving

    I was a Republican for most of my adult life. I came of political age in 1980, and although I grew up in a working-class Democratic stronghold in Massachusetts, I found a home in Ronald Reagan’s GOP. Back then, the Republicans were a confident “party…
  • The Deadline That Could Hand Trump the Election

    Many Americans know that counting all of the votes in this November’s presidential election is going to take extra time. Few people realize there’s a specific deadline by which states must finish. The 1887 Electoral Count Act seems like an obscure piece of political trivia.…
  • Republican Senators Seek School-Choice Concessions in GOP Relief Bill

    Several GOP senators have called for the newly floated Republican CCP virus relief bill to include provisions that would give parents more freedom to choose how their children are educated and help families homeschooling amid pandemic-driven school closures, according to reports. The draft bill, released…
  • Pelosi on Labor Day Urges GOP to Pass Stimulus Measures

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Labor Day again called for Republicans and the White House to pass COVID-19 relief measures, setting up a potentially drawn-out and bitter negotiation process between the two parties. “With millions of workers still unemployed and millions more at risk…
  • Oregon Bars GOP Statement From Voters’ Guide

    Oregon’s voters’ guide will not include the Republican party’s statement because it was allegedly submitted late by 29 seconds. The state’s Republican chairman says the decision “reeks of partisan discrimination.”…
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