American Politics in a Nutshell

Christopher Ingraham points out that conservatives are, of course, dead wrong about this, but it explains quite a bit about American politics. Particularly when you consider who conservatives think the poor people are, the racial angle here jumps out. Read more from Pew’s awesome new political typology report.

#NY13: Rangel Wins Final Term

Representative Charlie Rangel bested State Sen. Adriano Espaillat by a small 47-44 margin in NY-13 last night. David Nir at Daily Kos Elections sums up the victory very swiftly: Rangel pulled it off by performing better in majority-black precincts than Espaillat did in predominantly Hispanic precincts, not least because Rangel did well in the heavily Puerto […]