Affordable Health Care On the Line in 2018 Midterm Elections

The Trump Administration and congressional Republicans are trying to eliminate insurance coverage for "pre-existing conditions" and sabotage the Affordable Care Act. Democrats in 2018 have an opportunity to enrage their base of voters about this. If they can produce strong enough turn-out in the off-year elections to retake the House, a bipartisan compromise to strengthen... Continue Reading →


Were Obama’s Routs By the Tea Party in 2010 and 2014 Inevitable?

When I left the US in 2009 to teach overseas, the Obama grassroots movement was basking in the pride of 2008 success, even winning my home state of North Carolina. It was shocking that this "movement" fell apart, didn't turn out for the midterms in 2010, or in 2014. I didn't know who or what... Continue Reading →

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