The Right Way To Play The Lowered Expectations Game

Naom Scheiber asks if perhaps Obama should have put a little effort into the Kentucky primary; thereby stemming at least mitigating a portion of the blowout margin of victory that Clinton achieved.  To answer that question, one must first understand why he played so heavily in all of the states (sans West...

Outliers: What Oregon Shows About Kentucky and West Virginia

Another lopsided win in Appalachia, and the chatter resumes about how bad off Obama is among the all important white vote.  Marc Ambinder, at least, posts up some exits from both states that voted tonight, though his focus, like many others, are on those dreadful numbers from Kentucky.  Yahoo’s...

Prophecies Fulfilled: Obama Wins Oregon

And so it was foretold, so it has come to pass. Frankly, it’s a little surprising the attention the primaries are garnering now.  Okay, maybe I don’t mean that, of course they are going to draw some attention, but it’s kind of funny that despite weeks of projection and prediction and...

Breaking: Clinton Wins Kentucky

CNN just called Kentucky for Clinton, and some of the exit polling data will have the usually talking heads bringing up the same arguments that Obama is in deep trouble with the white working class vote. Interestingly enough, while the exit polling is showing a massive lead, at thirteen percent it was still...

Calling a Spade a Spade

Yesterday Matt posted a video that had moved me deeply, and I think cut to the heart of the matter not just in how much more work there is left to be done in regards to race relations in this country, but also in the political struggles that face minority and women politicians as they struggle to etch a...

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