'If democracy can die in Wisconsin, it can die anywhere'

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and lived there most of my life. Now on the West Coast, I see what’s happening in my home state and am heartbroken about it. First, voter suppression and gerrymandering were used as blunt tools to distort the will of the state’s residents; now state Republicans are outright…

Outgoing GOP congresswoman Mia Love slams Trump in her concession speech

Stinging from the sudden realization that he’s a total, abject, moronic, mewling, mephitic, sad sack of a loser and garbage human being, Donald Trump famously lashed out at some of his fellow Republicans in the wake of the midterm elections. Why? Because they hadn’t worshiped him sufficiently, and in his wee mind, that’s why they lost….

Anecdotal Evidence on Voter Turnout in KY.

In the important KY-6th Congressional District where Amy McGrath is running: Lines were out the door at many locations and around buildings at some; waits of 30 minutes to an hour were common. “Lines out of the gym to vote this morning,” posted Jay Blanton on Facebook. “I’ve lived in this neighborhood nearly 15 years and…

Good Luck To You All Tomorrow.

I’m not sure how many Daily Kossacks are in the same boat as myself when it comes to this midterm election:  no U.S. Senate race here, no Governor’s race, my Congressman is progressive Democrat John Yarmuth, and my state senator and house rep are Democrats.  In other words, in one of the most pivotal midterms…

Alright Volunteer State: What Does This Record Early Voting Turnout Mean?

There is record setting early voting turnout for Tennessee, but what does this mean for Phil Bredesen?  Once again, in my miniseries on “What is going on in other states because there is not much happening in Kentucky?”, I’m just trying to figure out if I should be hopeful or brace myself for disappointment.  Here…

Women overwhelmingly support Dems in new WaPo/ABC poll

This is what happens when you put a rapey asshole on the Supreme Court, despite every indication that he’s an angry, victim-blaming drunk who’s never atoned for his past. For some reason, women notice. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll gives Democrats a robust 11-point advantage less than a month before the midterms, and women are…