Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. As Republicans fight to save their House majority, their efforts in the Senate have also faced a long string of humiliations. They lost what should have been a completely safe special election in Alabama, after their candidate was credibly accused of being a child molester. Their frontrunner in Ohio unexpectedly dropped out. Their […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. On Tuesday night, Democrats added to their list of special election victories, this time in Pennsylvania. Democratic candidate Austin Davis, an Allegheny County executive aide, defeated Republican Fawn Walker Montgomery, a former city councilwoman, for the open seat in Pennsylvania’s 35th State House District. Davis, who campaigned on local jobs and public transportation investment, is the first black […]
Of all the Republican House incumbents running for re-election — instead of simply retiring in fear of the coming blue wave — it is hard to find one less defensible than Pennsylvania Rep. Pat Meehan. Last weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Meehan settled a sexual harassment case with a congressional staffer for thousands of dollars, on the taxpayer’s […]
When the AFL-CIO and other critics of right-to-work laws describe them as “right-to-work-for-less” laws, they aren’t merely being rhetorical; research demonstrates that right-to-work promotes inferior working conditions.
An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.
Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.
Even if you’re a registered voter in Florida, your vote may not be a sure thing. That’s not due to fraud or Russian hacking of electronic voting machines, but because, under state law, virtually any other voter in your county can challenge your right to vote.
As Election Day approaches, it’s oh so easy to dismiss the important role you can play in this election. America is a big country, over 300 million people, but it’s the actions that civic-minded people take that tip the balance.
In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” that violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.
Election polls released this week show Hillary Clinton leading in most of the 2016 battleground states, with a close contest between Clinton and Trump in Florida.
According to the latest polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan– three states that Trump hoped to attract with his populist economic message.
If you’re following along, either to keep abreast of current events or for pure schadenfreude, we’ve compiled each state’s delegate math and most recent polling to help keep track.
It started in 2010. That’s when the 64-year-old then-Congressman Sestak, after two victories in the normally Republican-leaning 7th Congressional District, ran for the Democratic nomination for the Senate.
Voters admit they don’t understand the way the Keystone State GOP chooses delegates, and the candidates aren’t much better.
For the general election — and the Electoral College, where the presidency is really won — Quinnipiac University has a set of polls from the three biggest swing states, testing Hillary Clinton against a variety of Republican opponents.
If Republicans get their way at the Supreme Court this month and wipe out Obamacare premium subsidies for millions of Americans, the ensuing damage to their party in 2016 swing states could be significant.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.
Wall Street fees paid by public workers’ pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary. Now, a report from an industry-friendly source says those huge levies represent only a fraction of the true amounts being raked in by Wall Street firms from state and local governments.