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On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.
In the wake of Congressman Tom Perriello's loss, it's tempting to conclude that politics based on conviction simply doesn't work. But that would be the wrong lesson to take away.
The wave of GOP wins extends to governorships and state houses, too.
Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.
The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.
Predictable Democratic losses in November aren't what we should fear. The real danger is in a political environment unable to build even the most tenuous bridges across partisan divides.
In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.
The scariest Republicans are not necessarily tea-stained—and other lessons to keep in mind as Election 2010 roars in.
The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.
In this fall's South Carolina Senate contest, Democrats should vote for the Green Party candidate.