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Marc Jampole: Taking Back the White House

To win the Electoral College in 2020, Dems would do well to follow Trump’s lead and play to their base of progressive, young, minority and college educated voters..

August 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

Sarah van Gelder: I Was Wrong About the Rural–Urban Divide

Wisconsin dairy farmers reminded me not to allow Fox News and the NRA to define groups of people. I thought I knew something about Wisconsin politics. I assumed the state … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

William deBuys: How to Hijack an Election

Election Rigging 101 Donald Trump was right. The election was rigged. What Trump got wrong (and, boy, does he get things wrong) is that the rigging worked in his favor. … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Leslie McGrath: Trump-wrung

It crackled like a stun gun
the news (I swear it did)

January 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chris Hedges: We Are All Deplorables

My relatives in Maine are deplorables. I cannot write on their behalf. I can write in their defense. They live in towns and villages that have been ravaged by deindustrialization. … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tess Rafferty: Aftermath

  . In my youth I thought politics was very black and white. I wanted nothing to do with you if you were Christian or Republican. “Don’t get personal” people, … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Naomi Shihab Nye: American Election Day – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

“Can you imagine? He will be the face of America now. To the whole world. We will have to hear his voice. It’s just terrible.” My new friend J from … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

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