Archive for the 'Politics'

How Hobby Lobby Could Make Electoral Gender Gap Wider

When the Hobby Lobby ruling came down a few weeks ago, I quickly pointed out that this could be a boon to Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. A new poll provides support for that claim, showing a significant majority of women less likely to support someone who supported Hobby Lobby’s position in the case. Read more

MI Senate Candidate’s Mysterious $3 Million Gift to Herself

Terri Lynn Land, former Michigan Secretary of State and now a Republican candidate to replace the retiring Sen. Carl Levin, has contributed $3 million of her own money to her campaign. The problem? According to her personal financial filings, she doesn’t have that much money. Read more

Violent Symbolism From a Democrat

We’re all used to hearing violent rhetoric from Republican candidates, but how about some from a Democrat? Estakio Beltran is running for the Democratic nomination for House seat in Washington and he released an ad showing him shooting an elephant-shaped pinata with a shotgun. Read more

Another Dishonest Attack on Obama

One of the things you see all the time in politics, from both right and left, is the dishonest out-of-context quote. Here’s a textbook example that exploded on Thursday when Obama went to Texas to meet with officials there about the problem with immigrant children crossing the border. Here’s what Obama actually said: Read more

Neo-Cons and Hillary Clinton

Jacob Heilbrunn has a column in the New York Times arguing that the neo-conservatives who have found such influence in the Republican party over the last 35 years are now preparing to embrace Hillary Clinton in a bid to keep that influence if she wins the White House. Read more