presidential election

Special interests ramp up outside election spending, but is it working?

December 18, 2015 - Super PACs, "social welfare" nonprofits, and other outside groups are spending record amounts on ads in the 2016 presidential race, more than triple the total at this point compared to four years ago. But are the ads effective? We consider lessons from North Carolina, a key swing state that in recent elections has attracted record amounts of outside money.

Southern workers turn out in force to Fight for $15

November 13, 2015 - Fast-food and other low-wage workers held hundreds of protests across the country on Tuesday, many in Southern cities. After racking up wins at the state and local levels, organizers are now taking their case for a higher minimum wage and union rights to the national stage in the run-up to next year's elections.

Thinking ahead: a question...

By R. Neal
November 17, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Apropos of the previous post, and not to stray too far off into the land of political wonkery, but I think we should eliminate state presidential primaries and let the parties nominate their candidate at their respective conventions. Or, at least have all the state primaries on the same day. What do you think?