The former governor’s candidacy is a long shot, where the prospects for success are low. It also speaks to many failures in state and national politics.
Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan’s surprise decision not to seek re-election underscores how this state is at a political tipping point.
Does Fischbach have to vacate her Senate seat? Democrats argue yes, pointing to two clauses in the state Constitution. It seems open-and-shut, except Republicans say it is not.
There needs to be some effective sanction that polices the political marketplace of ideas so that truth is not suffocated by lies.
The belief that tax cuts make much of an economic difference is a lie that is hard to kill off.
The simple answer in the United States is yes, but only up to the point of violence, and only up to the point of where it involves government efforts to suppress speech.
With this decision, the respective powers of the three branches of government have been reshuffled.
Jon Ossoff’s loss Tuesday should have meant nothing, but instead it meant everything for all the wrong reasons.
It is only those legislators who come from swing districts – those with a real chance to flip from one party to another – who have an incentive to compromise.
The Trump presidency is increasingly being captured and confined by the institutional powers and realities of American and world politics.
Of note among Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer’s many “kill all the rules” bills is SF 839, which would bar the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board from making new rules.
There are many constraints on U.S. presidential power, dictated by the Constitution and the reality of American politics, international relations, and the precedents set by past presidents.
A recent Supreme Court decision may have dealt a significant below to the Trump presidency with an interpretation of a securities law that goes back to the New Deal — the prohibition on insider trading.
The reasons for Clinton’s loss are many, but the real issue is what’s next for America and the world under a Trump presidency?
Minnesota must address the racial voting disparity, especially in light of the growing diversity of the state population.
Given how we elect our presidents, state polls are far more meaningful that national ones. But such polling has become a lot more difficult in recent years — and a lot more expensive.
What political moneyball misses are three important factors: candidate quality, mood of the country, and the “politainment” quality of American politics.
If it decides the issue correctly, the court will reject old, wooden, out-dated conceptions of the law.
If my calculations are correct, it is perhaps no more than 19 counties in 11 states — fewer than 500,000 voters — who truly matter in the 2016 contest.
Trump got it all wrong constitutionally. His comments again were offensive, and he may be the new Joe McCarthy. Nonetheless, it may not matter.