Last October, I noted the strong connection between Americans Elect corporate leadership and the 2014 Senate candidacy of private equity candidate Greg Orman through an entity called the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate, founded by Americans Elect CEO and private equity financier Peter Ackerman. Since then, this new politial enterprise of Peter Ackerman’s has […]
In November 2013, J. Clifford wrote here about a Green Party that complained about ballot access but wasn’t running candidates.
In November 2014, the Maine Green Independent Party ran 13 candidates for state legislature — an impressive feat for a party with very few members and zero corporate support. It’s true that none of those […]
This week, a political action committee called Conservative Strikeforce wrote a check to a business called Active Engagement Limited Liability Corporation.
I see that the spending was on behalf of Bill Cassidy, who is running against Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate runoff election, but I don’t understand:
– Who is the Conservative Strikeforce striking? […]
Think that the 2014 congressional election is over? Think again. Down in Louisiana, there’s a runoff election for a seat in the U.S. Senate, between incumbent conservative Democrat, darling of the oil industry, Mary Landrieu, and Republican Bill Cassidy, who isn’t just pro-oil, but is also pro-gun. (Hey, Bill, while you’re at it, why not […]
In the wake of the 2014 elections, I return to a perennial puzzle for me: do I only support political candidates who I feel are the best match possible, or do I recognize that some politicians are better than others, and that better is good enough? I’ve been voting for a quarter of a century […]
The Republican Party was the clear winner in the 2014 congressional elections. The GOP increased its control over the House of Representatives, and gained control of the Senate.
There will be many interpretations of yesterday’s elections, directed largely by the interpreters’ ideology. Republicans will say that this proves that America wants to ban gay marriage, […]
Some endorsements are the opposite of helpful.
On my way to vote this afternoon, I passed by the lawn signs you see below, promoting John Katko for Congress and Rob Astorino for Governor.
Why share this picture of these lawn signs? For me, the story is all in the vacant lot behind the signs.
Over the last day, I’ve been having a discussion with one of our readers, Stephen Kent Gray, about the difference between liberals and Libertarians. The discussion started out when Stephen wanted to know why I didn’t mention Michael McDermott, the Libertarian candidate for New York Governor, in my considerations of who to vote for in […]
A late reminder of what’s at stake in this year’s elections: Sure, they’re mid-term, and so there isn’t the drama of a presidential election. Nonetheless, there’s a great deal on the line… such as the ability of communities to continue to rely on quality public education for their children, without interference from Republican politicians.
Given Mike Ross’s long history of collaboration with the Republican Party, the reasonable choice on Election Day for progressive residents of Arkansas is Josh Drake. […]
I have met both Andrew Cuomo and Howie Hawkins in person. My general impression of both of these candidates in the 2014 campaign for Governor of New York was that they were more motivated their personal ambitions than by any policy concerns. Perhaps that’s typical of politicians, but the point is that I was not […]