Senate

Obama and The New Senate

The Republicans’ net pickup of at least eight seats in the U.S Senate, along with their seizure of governorships in resident blue states like Massachusetts and Illinois, has sparked a mass of excited, scared and pessimistic…


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Why the Map Turned Red

When Senator Kay Hagan lost North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race to Republican challenger Thom Tillis last Tuesday, I wasn’t surprised. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for The Progressive offering my opinion on…


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Midterms 2014: A Mixed Blessing

After a sweeping victory in last week’s midterm elections, Republicans have regained control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 2006. With an uncertain majority in the Senate until December’s runoff in Louisiana and…