Tag: Democratic Party

SCOTUS decision to take up gerrymandering case draws applause, but wait

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case (Gill v. Whitford) challenging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering should be a hopeful signal to everyone—well, except hardline, win-at-all-cost partisans. Unfortunately but predictably, I’m finding some short-sighted takes on this news.

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Like fantasy football? You’ll love this.

Happy Friday. Today we’re standing right up to statistics giant Nate Silver, who calculates a pretty heavy certainty that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won’t win their respective nomination contests. What Sanders and Trump have in common is they’re both

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A decade in Tennessee politics: Turning a redder shade of purple

The first decade of the twenty-first century is ending, and though there is no rule that says retrospectives must be timed to coincide neatly with flips of pages in man-made calendars, such is, in practice, when they are written. Following

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Kim McMillan notes changes in Democratic primary, claims momentum

The last time I talked to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kim McMillan, she was one of five candidates in her party’s primary race. Today, even though a few additional petitions have been pulled at the Secretary of State’s office, for all

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