America Descends Into the Politics of Rage

Anger has a peculiar power in democracies. Skillfully deployed before the right audience, it cuts straight to the heart of popular politics. It is attention-getting, drowning out the buzz of news cycles. It is inherently personal and thereby hard to refute with arguments of principle; it makes the political personal and the personal political. It…

Republicans outpacing Democrats in early voting in key states, NBC News fin…

Is the “blue wave” turning purple? Republican-affiliated voters have outpaced Democratic-affiliated voters in early voting in seven closely watched states, according to data provided by TargetSmart and independently analyzed by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab. Republicans outpacing Democrats in early voting in key states, NBC News finds The data suggests enthusiasm among early GOP…