Illinois May Be The Worst Democratic Gerrymander In The Country

Illinois May Be The Worst Democratic Gerrymander In The Country

The country’s worst gerrymander is arguably in Illinois, as it sparked a high-stakes musical chair game among the five members of the state’s Republican House of Representatives. Nathaniel Rakich:One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, was a Republican from Illinois. But the state’s new, rigged congressional map seems intent on turning Illinois Republican congressmen into … Read more

Politics Podcast: Our First 2024 Democratic Primary Draft

Politics Podcast: Why A Once-Fringe Candidate Is Now A Serious Contender For The French Presidency

President Biden has announced that he intends to seek re-election in 2024. If he does, he could face opponents in the Democratic primary; his approval rating is currently ten points under water and its approval rating with the Democrats is about down 15-20 points since taking office. He too would be 82 when he begins … Read more

What If Nevada Voted First In The Democratic Presidential Primaries? Or New Jersey? Hawaii?

What If Nevada Voted First In The Democratic Presidential Primaries? Or New Jersey? Hawaii?

Ethan Miller / Getty Images When it comes to the presidential primary calendar, it can feel like if you’re not first (or, at least, not living in one of the four states that get to vote early on), you’re last. For a long time now, that has meant that if you don’t hail from Iowa, … Read more

Democratic Insiders Keep Bashing Progressives, But Progressives Keep Winning Key Elections

Democratic Insiders Keep Bashing Progressives, But Progressives Keep Winning Key Elections

Greg Casar declares victory in the Democratic primary election for 35th Congressional District during his watch party at Native Hostel on March 1 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montinique Monroe / Getty Images) There’s been a concerted effort over the past several months by DC insiders to suggest that progressives are the problem for a … Read more

'Defund the police' is not the policy of the Democratic Party, Pelosi says

'Defund the police' is not the policy of the Democratic Party, Pelosi says

“Community safety to protect and defend in every way is our oath of office,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. | J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that the idea of ​​defunding the police, a frequently used slogan during the 2020 elections, is not the direction that the Democratic Party is headed. … Read more

Biden says Democratic Governors scrapping COVID mask rules are ‘probably premature’

Biden says Democratic Governors scrapping COVID mask rules are ‘probably premature’

President Biden on Thursday said that Democratic governors ending COVID-19 indoor mask mandates are “probably premature” — before hedging and adding “it’s a tough call.” Biden sided with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a half dozen states led by Democrats said this week they’re going to end indoor mask requirements as … Read more

Adam Kinzinger says the RNC has ‘pledged allegiance to one man’ and is ‘not committed to democratic principles’

Adam Kinzinger says the RNC has ‘pledged allegiance to one man’ and is ‘not committed to democratic principles’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger said that the RNC, by censuring him, was showing how it had pledged allegiance to Trump, and was no longer committed to “democratic principles.”Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Adam Kinzinger hit out at the RNC, calling them “completely unmoored from the truth.” Kinzinger, who was censured by the RNC last week, said it … Read more