Reid Wilson

Editor


In New Jersey, Clinton’s (Sorta) Hometown Advantage

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is betting big that a multi-day campaign swing through California can help her edge out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in next week’s primary, but by the time the polls close in the Golden State, Clinton may well have amassed the number of delegates necessary to capture the Democratic presidential nomination — thanks to voters on the other side of the country.

California Voters Turning Out in Record Numbers

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination may be winding toward an inevitable conclusion as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues her march toward the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch, but voters in California are showing record levels of interest in weighing in nonetheless.

The Democratic Civil War Is Just Starting

When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term.

In Georgia, Boehner Backers Fight Establishment Label

Voters in three of the most conservative districts in the nation head to the polls on Tuesday to pick congressional nominees in races that will once again test how poisonous the political environment has become for incumbents who dare to cooperate with party leaders in Washington.

Rust Belt Manufacturing Hubs Bleed Population

Amid decades of decline in the manufacturing sector, Americans who once counted on those jobs to provide a stable income for a middle class life are slowly moving out of Rust Belt cities, in favor of the Sun Belt and the West Coast. New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the nation’s fastest-growing […]

Forget 2016, California Democrats Look to 2018

Patience may be a virtue, but for a generation of prominent California Democrats, years of waiting for their shot at the limelight has worn that patience thin. Now, those Democrats are lining up for a chance to claim one of the biggest stages in politics — more than two years before an election takes place.

Red States Push Back on Federal Transgender Guidance

A fight over transgender bathroom access has erupted in states across the country as conservative governors and legislatures push back against a sweeping Obama administration mandate requiring public schools to allow students to use the restroom of their choice.

America’s Populist Phenomenon, Foretold by Europe

A deep disconnect between political elites and the constituents they serve — driven by an economic recession and recovery that has disproportionately benefited the wealthy at the expense of the middle class — and coupled with efforts to reform national immigration policy, has given rise to a wave of populist candidates on both sides of the political spectrum.