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March 4, 2021
Democrats Can Win in Ohio. Will They Choose the Right Strategy?
They must recreate the multiracial coalition that succeeded last year in Georgia and Arizona—and twice won the Buckeye State for Obama.
November 12, 2020
Donald Trump Has Suffered a Defeat of Historic Proportions
The president may deny reality, but he cannot change the fact that he is now losing the popular vote and the Electoral College by momentous margins.
December 13, 2018
Dear Beto, Andrew, and Stacey—Run Again
While a 2020 presidential run is tempting, O’Rourke, Gillum, and Abrams could use their political skills and hard-earned notoriety to help progressives win at every level.
December 5, 2016
A Proof, a Test, an Instruction
Obama is ours, in the deep sense that Lincoln is ours.
October 7, 2016
The Clinton-Trump Electoral Map Looks Almost Exactly Like the Obama-Romney Map. How Is That Possible?
We’ve never seen a presidential candidate like Trump before. Why does the electoral math seems so familiar?
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April 14, 2016
America’s Changing Racial Makeup Won’t Magically Save the Democratic Party
Read Steve Phillips’s new book for the smart analysis of electoral strategy, not for his breakdown of race in the 21st century.
February 19, 2016
Yes, Bernie Sanders Wanted Obama Primaried in 2012. Here’s Why.
Sanders wanted voters to weigh in on a very serious concession by the president.
October 21, 2015
Paul Ryan Was Already Rejected for a Leadership Position—by the Voters
Paul Ryan demands unwavering support for House speaker. But if this “young gun” is the GOP’s “only hope,” the party’s in even bigger trouble than it seems.
August 27, 2015
Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money
Amid the onslaught of anonymous political donations, some grassroots activists are gearing up for a counteroffensive. Here are five promising strategies for 2016 and beyond.
July 28, 2015
How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement
A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.