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2018 midterms: A blue wave or merely an electoral adjustment into a new presidency?

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Over the years, electoral success has been defined almost entirely by legislative and executive seats gained — a rigid, ... read more

Was it a ‘blue wave’ or not? That depends on how you define a ‘wave.’

Were Tuesday’s election results the “blue wave ... whether the electoral outcomes reflected a dominant national issue or an opportunity to alter the political status quo. [These 5 charts explain who ... read more

Nervous Democrats ask: Could Election Day disaster strike again?

For the latest updates on the 2018 midterms, sign up for news alerts here ... “The point is that we’ve got to realize that this not just some unstoppable blue wave but rather a lot of tough races that ... read more

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Is a Blue Wave Coming?

The rarity of wave elections in the House Could it be that wave elections are the new norm? In 2010, a midterm ... presidency. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee cites 44 seats at the state ... read more


9 Lessons From the 2018 Midterms

None of these states are blue-wave ... Party into the engine of white-nationalist belligerence, is a recipe for disaster. As Cindy Axne showed in Iowa, where Trump campaigned hard for GOP incumbent ... read more

No Blue Wave (Unless the GOP Capitulates)

To begin with, a lot of this energy will be sucked up by “super-blue” districts such as New York, Boston ... encouraging Democrats to believe that the electoral battlefield is expanding dramatically – ... read more

2018's 'Word of the Year' comes from one of the most tumultuous periods in Trump's presidency

Other nominees in that category included "blue wave" — referring to the Democratic Party's gains in the 2018 midterm elections — and "lodestar" — a word used by a Trump official in an anonymous New ... read more

Did Democrats Get Lucky in Alabama?

If so, his recklessness might mean no more Trump judges after the midterm elections, and could seriously damage the rationale for a Trump second term. And finally, the Alabama results starkly ... read more

Simshauser ’20: Can progressive values flip Texas?

With the 2018 midterm elections ... “If Texas went blue,” Lawrence Wright espouses in his recent book God Save Texas, “there would be a Democratic electoral lock on the presidency.” But reasons for a ... read more

Compromise or resist? Democrats still have a choice to make

“These are Republicans worried about another blue wave in 2020 ... the case that the 2018 midterms were an endorsement of their approach, but the moderates most likely to balk at “Medicare-for-all” ... read more

Five things to look for today

After the 2018 votes are counted ... Read more: What can we expect from the midterms? Here’s what our opinion writers say. Katrina vanden Heuvel: Will the blue wave overcome the red undertow? Tom ... read more



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