White Southern Democrats: An endangered species

White Southern Democrats: An endangered species

The white Southern Democrat — endangered since the 1960s civil rights era — is sliding nearer to extinction. After this week’s elections, the Democratic Party barely holds a presence in the region outside of majority-black urban areas such as Atlanta and Memphis. The carnage for the party was particularly brutal in the Deep South, where […]

Who Got The Most Bang For Their Bucks?

After all the talk about the impact of independent groups on this year’s midterm elections, the debate over at least one important question can now begin in earnest: Which groups were the most effective? It is surely a question that donors who contributed giant sums will want to know, although an organization’s impact is not […]

Ami Fields-Meyer: A Sixteen Year Old’s Hopeful Frustration

I was having some trouble focusing on my AP Economics homework on Tuesday night. Something on the desktop of my computer kept catching my eye. A four year old had gotten angry and dragged her ruby-red crayon all over my screen. At least, that’s what the map on my MacBook Pro looked like: a fresh […]

White House signals compromise on tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A conciliatory White House said on Thursday it was willing to negotiate with Republicans on tax cut extensions, but Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell took a hard line against compromises with President Barack Obama in a new Congress. Read the full story from Reuters

Murray re-elected as Senator from Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Patty Murray has won the Senate race in Washington state, according to media projections, and Republican challenger Dino Rossi called to concede. Read the full story from Reuters

Afghan War Casualties: U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,260

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is two more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT. At […]

Michele Bachmann’s Leadership Bid Gets Cool Reaction

WASHINGTON — Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann’s bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner, an early test of how GOP leaders will treat the antiestablishment movement’s winners in Tuesday’s elections. “Constitutional conservatives deserve a loud and clear voice in leadership!” Bachmann, R-Minn., who […]