The Problem With Primaries

We’re complete policy wonks, and we own that. We talk about politics and polls and studies and data all the time. And we have a hunch that you’re keen on knowing what’s going on “in the weeds.” So we wanted to share some things we think are interesting right now.  The Problem With Primaries Using primary elections to select …

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Up, up and away!

After falling to historic LOWS under Trump, worldwide confidence in the U.S. to to the right thing is soaring. Check this out:   Just a few months ago, our nuclear arsenal was in the (tiny) hands of someone that 72% of the world described as “dangerous.” Now, a median of 75% say they trust Biden to do …

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Missouri made the news again.

In case you missed it… Last week Rachel Maddow called out Missouri Republicans. Three of them, specifically. One has been indicted for defrauding her patients with a snake oil COVID treatment. One has been accused of having sex with a drunk 19-year-old girl while he was on duty as a police officer. And the other …

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Why We Need to Fund “Losing” Races

We’re the losers if we don’t… There’s a lot going on (understatement of the decade?) but we’re taking a break from talking about the goings-on in the federal government to talk about election strategy… in particular, why we need to embrace our Democratic underdogs! Contrary to the Democratic “everyone deserves a shot” mentality, there is a distressing …

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How Un-Democratic is the Filibuster?

We’re complete policy wonks, and we own that. We talk about politics and polls and studies and data all the time. We have a hunch you’re interested in that sort of thing, too. Wonky News is our place to talk about the “weedy” bits of current events that wonky folks might find interesting….   There’s a lot going on (understatement of …

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Wonky Week Newsletter

Your Wonky Week – January 18, 2020

We’re complete policy wonks, and we own that. We talk about politics and polls and studies and data all the time. We have a hunch you’re interested in that sort of thing, too. Wonky News is our place to talk about the “weedy” bits of current events that wonky folks might find interesting….   There’s a lot going on (understatement of …

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Stop The Sedition Caucus

On January 6, 2021, after a violent, unsuccessful insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, members of what we call The Sedition Caucus (names below) voted to invalidate two states’ election results. There is no basis in fact for their objections. The November 2020 elections were free and fair. That fact has not stopped members of The …

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Hey Missouri – YOU Made a Difference

Really. You’ve raised over $232,000. Here’s a quick story about your power – and how you’re already helping rebuild the Democratic party in Missouri. When we launched It Starts Today-Missouri in late October 2017, we knew it was going to be something special. The energy folks had for helping Democrats across the state – from …

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Our Georgia Runoff Project

Let’s be clear: We can still elect two Democratic Senators in Georgia. Georgia’s two senate seats will be up for grabs in a runoff on January 5 – and control of the Senate rides on the outcome! Mitch McConnell and Republican megadonors are going to be LASER focused on winning the Senate. Their entire power structure …

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Wonky Week Newsletter

Your Wonky Week – March 20, 2020

Wonky news for wonky times. We’re complete policy wonks, and we own that. We talk about politics and polls and studies and data all the time. And – especially right now – we have a hunch that you’re keen on reading something that’s not all about a pandemic.  So here are some things we think are interesting right now.  Something …

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