Understanding Media — The Challenge Progressives Must Meet In 2020

A very fine and specific nuance emerged for me this past weekend in my own evolving attempt to understand American media coverage of politics, economics, and public affairs. There will...

This Election Was Whatever You Wanted It To Be

I am a Democratic Socialist. You might be a conservative Republican. Your friend might be an establishment Democrat. Your next-door neighbor might love John Kasich and think that a...

Final 2018 House Ratings Show Democrats Set To Gain 40+ Seats in Midterms

When the 2018 election cycle began, overcoming a 23 seat deficit in the House was seen as a potentially insurmountable challenge for Democrats, but increasing polarization against Trump and...

2018 Election Analysis Chat

The 2018 election is upon us. Tonight, millions will spend hours following the midterm results, either on television or online. Us here at Sports & Politics have put together...

Democrats Will Have to Run the Table To Retake Senate in 2018 Election

In the run up to Tuesday's election we are taking a final look at election 2018, previously we took a look at the Gubernatorial races, with Democrats favored to...

Party Politics Lie, Hurting Minorities on Both Sides

I'm Matt Hirst and I'm new to S&P. I'm from Flower Mound, Texas, and graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2017. There, I played football and red-shirted...

Democrats Set to Take Control of Majority of Nation’s Governorships in 2018 Midterm Elections

A final look at the 2018 Gubernatorial elections is first of three final previews and predictions for the 2018 midterm elections. Prior to Tuesday, election day, we'll also have...

The Latino Vote And The Democrats — The Media Angle

The Federalist Society, the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, and other related organizations reflect the American Right's very successful ability to form an intricate infrastructure in which business,...

How Will Gun Control Be Addressed in the Midterm Elections?

A couple years ago, PBS dubbed 2015 the “year of mass shootings.” While mass shootings are no longer all of the buzz in the news, they’re still happening all...

The Latino Vote and the Democrats — Recalling 2016

As Election Day 2018 approaches, this column is focusing on the Latino vote in a three-part series. Last week offered a general overview of the situation facing the Democratic...