• November 6, 2020

    What has stood out today is the degree to which Trump and his team have governed by creating their own reality. Now that that image is being challenged, they are flailing.

  • November 2, 2020

    All the groups that we recommended to you last night posted large caveats on their sites — DO NOT EXPECT RESULTS ON ELECTION NIGHT. All these sites continue to provide quality information and analysis.   WATCHING THE RESULTS (and watching and watching) The first thing the go-to site FiveThirtyEight is to warn Americans: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-were-planning-for-an-election-day-that-could-last-months/ For night-of guidance use FiveThirtyEight's ultimate guide It provides a complete guide to poll closing times, vote counting and races to watch on election night 2020 The level ...

  • October 14, 2020

    Voters began lining up outside polling stations in the predawn hours, some using their cellphone flashlights to help other voters fill out pre-registration forms.

  • October 8, 2020

    October 7, 2020 Recent polls suggest that Trump’s debate performance last week (was it only last week?!) and his attempt to look strong after coronavirus spread through the White House have not helped him politically. Most polls have him behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by double digits. An article in Politico today was subtitled: “The new surveys fall into two buckets: those that are bad for the president, and those that are horrible.” Trump’s plan for the election ...

  • June 8, 2020

    Trump and the GOP are trying to change the poll numbers because they have lost control over the country’s narrative. The president rode to the White House on the argument that people of color and women were criminal socialists demanding a government handout, paid for by taxes on hardworking white men, but all of a sudden, with white police officers murdering a handcuffed Black man, and police riots during protests over that killing, it is ...

  • May 1, 2017
    How much of America is locked into a looking-glass world?
  • October 4, 2016
    Our media critic comes up with the word that explains why Hillary Clinton isn't thrashing Donald Trump in the polls.
  • June 15, 2016
    And they see through Trump's abusive behavior, even if the media don’t.
  • May 23, 2016
    Some Americans welcome the presumptive GOP nominee's brand of anti-politics, which rewrites everything we thought we knew about the process.
  • November 21, 2014
    Research shows that Americans across party lines think it's high time to reform our campaign finance system.