Politics

How Down-Ballot Democrats Can Win Back Seats

If history proves correct, then losing the presidency would help Democrats regain Congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative seats.

Why Some Politicians Don’t Win Higher Office

Candidates like Texas Sen. Wendy Davis and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald are examples of the Peter Principle: They were both successful, but both lost their campaigns for higher office.

Message to Lawmakers: Say What You Really Think

A new study shows that when legislators make their stance on even controversial issues public, they convince people to join their side.

Why, Despite Corruption, Marion Barry Was So Beloved

When it came to winning the public's approval, Washington, D.C.'s "Mayor for Life" knew that a little bit goes a long way.

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