Author: Howie Klein

Your Zip Code Predicts How Long You’re Going To Live

This map of Chicago from The Economist on the right shocked me as the magazine makes the point that if you take a ride along Chicago's red line-- a rail service runnin...

Is The DCCC Blacklist Backfiring?

A reminder: As soon as Blue Dog/New Dem Cheri Bustos grabbed the DCCC chair for herself, she instituted an aggressive new policy aimed at progressives challenging Blue Dogs and ...

Want To Play An Impeachment Game– And Win $2,800 For The Candidate Of Your Choice– And An Autographed Nancy Ohanian Print For Yourself?

There are only 8 Democrats left who haven't publicly expressed the need to open an impeachment inquiry, these 8:

The print by award winning editorial cartoonist Nancy Ohanian,...

New Dem Out– Democratic Socialist In

Derek Kilmer is the head of the Wall Street-owned and operated New Dems, part of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. But Kilmer's district-- WA-06, the northwest corner...

We Have A New Candidate For You To Meet: Montana’s Tom Winter

Montana state Rep. Tom Winter entered politics in the aftermath of the 2016 election. He told me that his motivation was

"equal parts frustration with where we were and optimi...

The Best Member Of Congress You’ve Never Heard Of– Literally

There are 5 freshmen members of Congress whose voting records are tied for #1. The graphic above shows the 6 members of Congress with the highest lifetime crucial vote scores, a...

Senate Endorsement: Betsy Sweet To Replace Susan Collins In Maine

The road to dislodging McConnell next year runs through Maine. And that means nominating a candidate who will give a massive number of voters a reason to come out and vote. Betsy Sweet is that woman.

This Mother Of 4 Understands What It Will Take To Win Back A Red Seat

Jennifer Christie for IN-05 "It’s time we simplify the process to allow for single-payer healthcare that guarantees health care for every American without exception. We have already proven that the Medicare system works. Guaranteeing health care as a human right is simply the right thing to do."

Ungerrymandering The States– One By One

There are virtually no races in Virginia more important this cycle than the one to reelect Lee Carter in the House of Delegates and the one to replace Trumpist Richard Stuart with Qasim Rashid in the state Senate.

DNC: “We do not owe voters an impartial or evenhanded primary”

The DNC attorneys insisted to the judge that the charter requirements that elections be "impartial" and "evenhanded" were discretionary and not a requirement, in effect "We don't have to run an evenhanded primary, even if we say we're going to… To this day the DNC believes that if it wanted to 'go into back rooms' and 'pick the candidate,' this would 'have been their right,' and no one outside the organization would have any right to enforce the DNC charter or interfere in any other way."

Chicagoland House Race: New Dems Versus Real Dems

There are already too many members of Congress from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. If you want to see action on Climate Change, the Green New Deal, banning the sale of assault weapons, a fairer tax system that requires the richest Americans to pair their fair share, we all need to step up and do what we can to replace slugs like Foster with can-do progressives like Rachel Ventura.

Andrew Romanoff For U.S. Senate

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is widely considered the most vulnerable Republican up for reelection. 13 Colorado Democrats-- of all stripes-- are running for the nomination to t...

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