Wisconsin Senate Race

By Lisa Femia, PPN Around this time last year, you would have assumed that the Wisconsin Senate race was a shoo-in for Democratic incumbent Senator Russ Feingold, one of the most liberal Democrats in the Senate.  He has held the seat for 18 years and has proved to be an important and influential member of…

Beyond the Tea Party: The Old Dogs of the Republican Party, and How They Will Determine the Course of Congress

By Branden Lewiston, Tory The narrative for the 2010 mid-term elections seems to revolve around the Tea Party. If you are not convinced, merely look at the recent edition of the Tory and the Princeton Progressive Nation: PPN’s cover-story was about the Tea Party, one of the Tory’s main articles was about the origins of…

Tea Party Divisions

By James Di Palma-Grisi, Tory As I write this, puttering along the American countryside in a government-subsidized train, I find it difficult to comprehend the Tea Party’s rage. But as difficult as I find it to understand, I must respect that it is there and detachedly analyze it for the benefit of the reader. Last…

Southern Political Roundup

By Jeff Schwartz, Tory In a year most analysts predict that control of the House of Representative and even the Senate has fallen within reach of the Republican Party, the South is no exception. In a region generally distrustful of increased government economic interference and ‘big government’, the legislative agenda of President Barack Obama, Speaker…

NE Roundup-Governor Elections

By Brennan Robbins, PPN Massachusetts Governor Race: In Massachusetts, Democratic Governor Deval Patrick faces a difficult challenge from Charlie Baker, a former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare with moderate credentials. Baker is competing for the anti-Patrick vote with an independent candidate, Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill. Formerly a Democrat, Cahill became a Fox News fixture…