U.S. Politics

Biden vs Trump today: Why poll suggests nothing new

With the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election still 2 1/2 years away, a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll released yesterday found troubling news for Democrats. Their survey shows former President Donald Trump defeating President Biden in a hypothetical 2024 match-up. Trump - 47 percentBiden - 41 percentUndecided - 12...

Presidential Election 2020: White men critical in Biden’s win

Presidential Election 2020: White men critical in Biden’s win White men.However, it’s that same demographic that was critical in helping Joe Biden unseat the Republican incumbent.An underdog against the more established Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won 62 percent of White male voters in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election....

Biden Republicans surging, a serious threat to the GOP?

To better understand what a Biden Republican is and the role they may play in upcoming elections, let’s briefly rewind to November 1980 and the emergence of its forerunner. Republican Ronald Reagan had just defeated incumbent president Jimmy Carter in an election landslide. And with Reagan’s...

What’s Jim Crow 2.0? Understanding today’s outrage

Since 2020, you've probably been hearing politicians and reporters reference the Jim Crow laws of the past. If you’re under 55 and not an American history buff, you might not be familiar with the term Jim Crow or the laws that once identified with that name....

How rural states are over-represented in the U.S. Senate and presidential elections

Have you ever wondered why there are so many Republicans in the U.S. Senate when it seems like most Americans, in polls and surveys, are centrist or lean left of center? Currently, the upper chamber of Congress consists of 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 2 left-leaning...

U.S. Elections: Why the Black vote is so crucial in some states

(Main image courtesy of MotherJones.com) Nevada serves as a fine example of why Black voters are so critical for Democratic candidates. Only 9 percent of the state’s electorate is Black so it’s easy to overlook their relevance. However, because Blacks, as a racial demographic, are so overwhelmingly...

America no longer a democracy, at high risk for civil war says expert

Data from the Center for Systemic Peace, a not-for-profit that monitors political behavior in each of the world's major states and uses scientific research and quantitative analysis to examine emerging issues and persisting conditions in countries, finds the United States no longer qualifies as a democracy,...

What if Texas seceded? GOP wouldn’t allow it anytime soon

Some Texas state lawmakers have been considering a Brexit-style departure from the United States due to the presumed impending doom and loss of individual liberties that are supposedly upon us thanks to the Biden Administration. But is that really the case? Sans a woman's right to...

2021 Virginia governor’s race: Why we should watch it closely

By law, Virginia governors can’t serve two consecutive 4-year terms so the state’s current governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, is barred from seeking re-election in 2021. Even if you don’t live in Virginia, the outcome of that state’s governor’s race will likely be of tremendous significance to...

Election 2020 generated MASSIVE participation: Was it just a trend?

Roughly two-thirds of eligible voters let their voice be heard in the 2020 U.S. Election, the highest participation level since 1900. Moreover, by raw numbers and percentages, it was easily the most participant-heavy election in U.S. history. Let’s not forget women were denied the right to vote until...