Category: State Politics

The Problem With California’s Primaries

There are some things I like about the way California does its federal elections, but I definitely do not love one of the unintended consequences of their reforms. What’s different about California’s system is that they do not have party…

Democrats in Texas are Eager to Vote

I’ve often compared the red/blue divide in our politics to two tectonic plates that are locked together. Every so often, there is some slippage along the fault line that causes a minor political earthquake, but things usually settle back into…

Ryan Costello is Really Losing It

My congressman, Ryan Costello, is well-respected in my community. He’s a local boy who did good. He knows he represents a district that voted for Obama once and for Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t throw bombs and keeps away from right-wing…

Andrew Cuomo Can’t Stop Punching the Left

David Freedlander didn’t get New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to cooperate with him while he was writing his profile of him for Politico, and that is apparently the norm. Cuomo doesn’t want people discussing his presidential ambitions. Nonetheless, I imagine…