What Progressives Should Learn From Dave Brat’s Inspiring Defeat of Eric Cantor

Getting past the gleeful schadenfreude we’re all enjoying this morning, the big takeaway from no-name economics professor Dave Brat’s defeat of House Republican second-in-command Eric Cantor in VA-7 is that the Tea Party has been great at winning strategic victories that increase their own power, at the expense of the Republican Party’s power to actually govern. […]

#VA08: Tonight’s Opportunity to Shift Congress to the Left

There’s a House seat up-for-grabs in tonight’s primary election that is fairly similar to PA-13 in at least one way: the retiring Democratic House member wasn’t necessarily a bad Democrat, but they also certainly didn’t use their deep blue seat to push any progressive barriers. That’s the situation VA-08 is in right now with retiring Representative Jim […]

#CA17: Khanna Advances to General Election, Faces Tough November Race Against Honda

On Tuesday, California held its 2014 primary elections — and the CA-17 results confirm what many of us have long-suspected, with current progressive representative Mike Honda handily winning the contest with 48.6% to challenger Ro Khanna’s 27.1%. From our perspective, while the general election will be hard-fought, the most important piece about Tuesday’s election for November is […]