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Mitch McConnell’s Crazy Scheme to Cancel the Alabama Election to Thwart Roy Moore
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Mitch McConnell’s Crazy Scheme to Cancel the Alabama Election to Thwart Roy Moore

Republicans have been thrown into a tailspin by the allegations against Roy Moore, their party’s nominee in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate. Since the flood of revelations triggered by reports in the Washington Post about Moore’s history of sexually assaulting underage girls, Republican leaders have thrown him under […]

If the Senate Will Vote to Expel Roy Moore There’s No Reason For Him Not to Drop Out
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If the Senate Will Vote to Expel Roy Moore There’s No Reason For Him Not to Drop Out

The wild ride that was Roy Moore’s campaign for Senate is all but over. After numerous women came forward alleging that Moore sexually assaulted and molested them when they were teenagers, every elected Republican withdrew their endorsement. Many leading Republicans explicitly called on Moore to withdraw his candidacy. While that […]

Here’s Why Republicans Are Attacking The Libertarian Party’s Sole State Senator Laura Ebke
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Here’s Why Republicans Are Attacking The Libertarian Party’s Sole State Senator Laura Ebke

Nebraska’s state legislature is unique. For one thing, unlike every other state, Nebraska’s legislature is unicameral, consisting of forty-nine senators in a single chamber. More importantly, however, is that Nebraska’s legislature is non-partisan. When voters go to the polls, they won’t see the words “Democrat” or “Republican” next to the […]

2017 Election Victories Aside, Democrats Won’t Win In 2018 Unless They Ditch Pelosi
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2017 Election Victories Aside, Democrats Won’t Win In 2018 Unless They Ditch Pelosi

Tuesday’s odd-year election results have many Democrats ecstatic and looking forward to 2018. In Virginia, Democratic candidate Ralph Northam trounced to an unexpected landslide victory. Even more shockingly, Democrats may have won back control of the legislature’s lower house. The Democrats have some reasons for optimism Democrats have good reasons […]

The Commission on Presidential Debates Has Decided To Stop Publishing Its Sponsors
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The Commission on Presidential Debates Has Decided To Stop Publishing Its Sponsors

With each passing year, the Commission on Presidential Debates is showing itself to be more of a secretive and private organization, and less of a quasi-official public-spirited entity. It is no longer disclosing sponsors, and some board members who demonstrated concerns about the CPD’s practices are no longer publicly listed as board […]

Most States Let Third Parties on the Stage, Unlike the Commission on Presidential Debates
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Most States Let Third Parties on the Stage, Unlike the Commission on Presidential Debates

On October 26, Gov. Gary Johnson will speaking on the steps of the Supreme Court, urging action to end the unfair and arbitrary exclusion of third-party and independent candidates from the nationally-televised presidential debates. Many are hopeful that 2020 will finally see a more inclusive standard. Debate inclusion isn’t just […]

Gary Johnson: It’s Un-American to Allow GOP and Democrats to Control Presidential Debates
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Gary Johnson: It’s Un-American to Allow GOP and Democrats to Control Presidential Debates

It’s just wrong. Go to the websites of major polling organizations and look at their measurements of “party identification”. You’ll find something interesting: Sometimes the graphs will show two lines: one for Democrats and one for Republicans. But sometimes, they show three lines. Democrats, Republicans, and independents. A funny thing […]