Why Donald Trump Truly Terrifies Republicans
New Republic by Brian Beutler
Trump is now inside the tent, pissing everywhere. He threatens to neutralize the potential of these voters, or train them as a weapon against their own natural party, while bulldozing inroads to minorities. By placing xenophobic immigration politics at the center of the campaign, he’s made it practically impossible for Republicans to convince minorities that there’s a softer side of the GOP. And by condemning him so vocally, his Republican critics are reminding Trump’s supporters of everything they don’t like about the Republican party.
Independent Coalition Challenges Constitutionality of New Jersey’s “Closed” Primary Elections in United States Supreme Court
Petition for ‘Writ of Certiorari’ questions constitutionality of denying 47% of New Jersey’s voters who choose not to affiliate with a political party an “equally meaningful vote” at every integral stage of elections
As Party Identification Plummets, Independent Voters Hit Record High
The two major political parties received another blow on Wednesday, as a recent Gallup poll revealed that a record-high number of Americans (43%) now self-identify as independent.
This represents a drastic increase from 2008, when 35 percent of Americans identified as independent, suggesting that the growth is not only rapid, but will continue.
Hillary Clinton signals to Jewish donors: I’ll be better for Israel
Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama.
Weekend Edition July 3-5, 2015
Where Will the Movement Go When Bernie Exits?
Four Thoughts on the Sanders Insurgency
1) It is not a question of whether the Democratic Party establishment will attempt to smear and destroy the Sanders insurgency if it manages to get more of a foothold but when and how they do so. (This has, of course, already begun, see, e.g. here and here.)
6 More States Consider Adopting Independent Redistricting Groups
Redistricting has been a contentious process since the early 1800s, when Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a bill that reshaped electoral districts in Massachusetts to benefit the Democratic-Republicans. This manipulation of the redistricting process was nicknamed a Gerry-Mander, partially after Governor Gerry, and partially after the shape of one of the Boston districts, which resembled a salamander.
Pelosi: Warren Does Not Speak For Democrats
“People will express themselves the way they do. That doesn’t mean they speak for the whole party,” Pelosi said.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rejected Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) recent assertion that the Obama administration is “too soft” on Wall Street, stating that the popular progressive lawmaker does not speak for the party.
Why Bernie Sanders Will Become the Democratic Nominee and Defeat Any Republican in 2016
Bernie Sanders is down by just 8 points in New Hampshire and has gained tremendous momentum in Iowa. If the Vermont senator wins both the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, the odds will favor him getting the Democratic nomination. What was once thought of as a long shot is becoming a reality, primarily because Bernie Sanders has energized his base while Hillary Clinton has been forced to defend against email and foreign donor scandals. However, this isn’t the first time in recent history that a challenger to Clinton was once thought of as a long shot.
Influenced by the Coffee Party emphasis on civility, and the observation by leaders of Living Room Conversations that we really do need to include Republicans and Democrats in the conversation about electoral reform, Robert Steele has changed the cover of his book to offer a more neutral itemization of the eight core reforms that are needed, without demonizing the blood-sucking carpet-bagging treasonous corrupt two-party tyranny. With a chuckle…here is the kinder gentler cover as now offered at Amazon.
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The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Arizona’s voters were entitled to try to make the process of drawing congressional district lines less partisan by creating an independent redistricting commission.