Blame it on a desire to get noticed by a TV show. Blame it on an effort to whip up enthusiasm. Blame it whatever you want, but the trend in campaigns is for candidates to say more and more outrageous things, largely without any accountability from the voting public. In fact, as voters trend ... » Read More about When Rhetoric Matters More Than Reality
With it now taking more than a week to finish counting the ballots, we don’t get to add up wins and losses on Election Night anymore. But the counting is finished and we are now able to add ‘em up and report on the results. The team at Grassroots Partners were able to elect or re-elect 35 great men ... » Read More about Wrapping Up The 2016 Election Cycle
Over the last month or so, a great deal of attention has been paid to the #NeverTrump movement, to the possibility that delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland could somehow nominate a more conservative alternative, and to the struggle over the rights of conscience of convention ... » Read More about We’re Bound – But Not Why They Say
One of the most interesting issues I have gotten to work on is National Popular Vote. When I was first introduced to it I heard a presentation on why it was a bad idea, and it wasn’t until several years later that I heard an explanation about why it was a good idea. That began a long (long, long, ... » Read More about National Popular Vote – And Why I Like It!
Many thanks to all those who voted for me. I was nominated with some distinguished company, so your support and the resulting award means a lot to me. Full coverage of the event (and they did a great job with it!) is here. ... » Read More about Well Here Is Something Nice!