Fell on Black Days: The GOP’s old tricks stir the pot before midterms

We’re not even a month into 2014 and it already feels like déjà vu all over again. Within a week’s time we’ve seen a veritable greatest hits of GOP base-stirring plays: the resurrection of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act in Congress (because that was so much fun in 2011); a bitter firestorm set…

Sen. Reid’s historical problem with strong women may come back to bite him if Lucy Flores runs for LG

Did you see that little Washington Post blog last week about the Nevada lieutenant governor’s race? I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t. Who pays attention to a political office that is virtually a lock for an Always the Bridesmaid scenario? (Only seven past LGs have gone on to become governors, after all.) The answer,…