A closely divided Legislature and a lingering COVID cloud augur for a session of hunker-down, status-quoism. Skinny budget II?
Monthly Archives: November 2020
Biggs goes around the bend after Trump’s defeat
The descent of Andy Biggs into becoming just another partisan brawler has been painful, and disappointing, to watch.
To win, GOP has to move beyond Trump
Republicans are celebrating losing the 2020 election by less than expected. To actually win, the GOP base has to move beyond personal loyalty to Trump, in favor of making the same points in a less alienating way.
Trump hurt, not helped, other GOP candidates
The story of this election isn’t that Trump boosted Republican turnout. It’s that independents didn’t hold Trump against down-ballot Republicans. That’s particularly true in Arizona and Maricopa County.
Good election news from … California and Illinois?
California voters reject racial preferences and Illinois voters reject a tax-the-rich scheme.
Media casualties from the election
This election should be the end of excessive coverage of horse-race polls and the arrogance of media companies purporting to “call” an election and proclaim a winner while the votes are still being counted.
A cheer for divided government
A Biden presidency and a Republican Senate would be a neat solution to the unpleasant dilemma the country faced.
Independents are now Arizona’s political kingmakers
They may still lag behind Republicans and Democrats in turnout, but they made the difference in this election. And will in at least the next few elections ahead.
Reasons to celebrate American democracy, and worry about trends undermining it
This election season should be celebrated as an act of self-goverance rare in human history. Instead, it is likely to be closed with acts of violence. That merits an old-man grumble.