Sensing Disaster, Democrats are Already Picking Out Their Scapegoats

Following the 2012 presidential elections the Republican Party was forced to take a good hard look at itself. What were we doing wrong and how do we fix it? What are our principles and how do we adapt them to modern challenges? What do we want the future of the party to look like and…
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Democrats are Trying to Prove a Distance from Obama That Doesn’t Exist

Avid political watchers are often susceptible to what psychologists call confirmation bias, meaning that we seek out information that already confirms our existing views. Rather than learn anything new or consider the other side of the argument we merely accumulate more evidence confirming our views. The more news and information we consume the more convinced…
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With the Finish Line in Sight, Republicans Capture “The Big Mo”

In politics, momentum matters. It emboldens donors and volunteers. It plays a psychological role in reaffirming the wisdom of voters’ choices. And it alters the lens through which the media reports on individual races. And right now Republicans have all of the momentum. NBC News reports: Control of the U.S. Senate is coming down to…
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Democrats’ Big-Donor Hypocrisy On Full Display

Nearly everywhere you turn this election cycle Democrats are warning voters about the dire implications that “outside spending” or “dark money” will have on the political process. In Michigan Gary Peters argued, “There should be out of state billionaires controlling the dialogue. It should be Michiganders that are controlling the dialogue.” But as Brad Dayspring…
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Begich, Udall, and Hagan: Distasteful, Deceptive and Dishonest

Political nerds everywhere rejoice – Nate Silver’s Senate model is back. To the uninitiated, Nate Silver is a statistician with a nearly unimpeachable record for predicting the outcome of elections (and, coincidentally the performance of Major League Baseball players). His highly regarded model weights the veracity of various polls, and then runs their outcomes, along…
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November May Be Our Last, Best Chance to Win the Senate – Will We Seize It?

Over the past several election cycles the Republican Party has been criticized for its poor choice of candidates in top-tier races. The media has used it as an opportunity to either poke fun at the GOP (Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m Not a Witch” ad, for instance) or to point to their out of touch views (Todd…
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