It can be hard to envision a more polarizing time for American politics. It is easy to get the feeling that a resolution on the sky being blue would involve vicious discussions on the chamber floors about light refraction and cable news filled wall to wall with panels arguing over the troposphere. In short, there’s not a whole lot folks agree on these days. However, criminal justice reform is one of those few issues.read more
While it’s notched four consecutive wins in local bellwether races, Florida’s Democratic Party has lost a share of its registered voters in Florida since 2016 and the percentage of Democrats casting vote-by-mail absentee ballots this month trails those mailed in by Republicans, according to new figures from the state’s elections division.
By Hastings Wyman –
Things were looking up for South Carolina Democrats. In a 2017 special election in the 5th District, Archie Parnell, a retired Goldman-Sachs executive, ran a surprisingly close race against Republican state Rep. Ralph Norman. Then a 40-year old scandal came to light: Parnell beat his then-wife, dealing a severe blow to his political potential.
According to new research from The Heritage Foundation, Americans across the country can soon expect to see some tangible benefits from the tax reform legislation passed by Congress last year. The average household should anticipate savings of roughly $26,000 over a 10 year period, an amount that of course varies by state and income level.
By Hastings Wyman –
Three Southern governor’s races will command national attention in November, in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. In the Sunshine State, can the GOP maintain its hold on the top spot in Tallahassee? In the Peach State, will Deep South voters elect their first African-American and first woman governor? And in the Volunteer State, can Democrats manage to recover the governorship and move the state back toward a more moderate role in national politics?
Businessman Bill Lee won the Republican nomination for governor in Tennessee on Thursday, defeating three primary opponents, including Rep. Diane Black, the former chair of the House Budget Committee.
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