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Election 2016

The contest, like others before it, will be much more about identity than issues.  Read more

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A new book argues it was a struggle over identity. Read more

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Trump’s “election integrity” commission has sucked all the air out of the room, but the real work of securing the nation’s voting system is happening far outside the Beltway. Read more

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Malpractice cost Clinton the election, but her ambivalence on big issues was produced by big structural factors that affect all Democrats.  Read more

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Liberals are still all but helpless in the face of right-wing lies that mutate and evolve. Read more

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How much damage occurred in 2016, and what’s in store for 2018 and beyond? Read more

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The Russia mess has exposed serious weaknesses in the campaign-finance system, and the Federal Election Commission is overdue for action. Read more

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Recent disclosures reveal attempted Russian intrusions into American election systems—and that state officials were kept in the dark. Read more

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And they can’t retake Congress unless they win over more white workers. Read more

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It’s not only with whites. It reaches well into the party’s base. Read more

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White working-class voters differ not just in “what they think” but in “how they think.” Understanding this difference is the key to creating a successful Democratic strategy for regaining their support. Read more

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There are limits to how effectively a progressive populist economics can woo working-class whites. Read more

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The potential villains in the FBI’s anti-Clinton narrative were all women. Read more

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Same-day registration shows its power. Read more

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These pollsters say Democrats must boil their menu of economic policies down to the kind of simple slogan that advertisers call a “reason to believe.” Read more

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State secretaries bask in smooth Election Day, joust in Washington’s battles Read more

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Republicans would never have reversed their views on Russia for Hillary Clinton. Read more

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State election officials want to see Washington help out with their real issues or get out of their polling booths. Read more

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Massachusetts’s Katherine Clark explains why she won’t be in the inaugural stands today. Read more

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