Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Many polls have painted a rosy picture for Republican prospects in the November elections, and now the GOP's chances also appear to be boosted by new data from this year's primaries.
An American University study released Tuesday finds that the average statewide turnout by Republicans in primary contests topped that of the Democrats for the first time since 1930. Four million more votes were cast by GOP voters than by Democratic ones.
Democratic primary turnout, as a percent of the eligible electorate, was the lowest ever recorded during a midterm election, the researchers said.
"Given the ...
Andrea Stone - AOL News
WASHINGTON (Aug. 19) -- Are Muslims the new Jews? Or Irish Catholics? Perhaps Mormons? Or are they really the war on terror's Japanese?
Religious experts and historians say: all of the above.
The still-unfolding controversy over plans to build an Islamic center near ground zero is just the latest chapter in a long saga of religious and ethnic misunderstanding that experts say goes back to the nation's earliest days.
Fear of foreigners dates to the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which were aimed at French immigrants suspected of disloyalty, said American University historian Allan ...
David Sessions - Politics Daily
President Obama is "guaranteed" to win re-election in 2012, according to Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. Lichtman's formula predicts the outcome of the popular vote without considering candidate opinion polls, campaign strategies or political events.
Lichtman's system is based on 13 political conditions that he calls "keys." The keys favor the incumbent president's party: When five or fewer of them are false, the incumbent party wins the presidency. If six or more are false, the opposition party wins. In 2007, Lichmann predicted that any Democratic ...
Joshua Chaney - Politics Daily
An obsession with political correctness at American universities has rapidly become a national phenomenon in recent years. A few colleges have really taken it too far.Brown University's faculty voted last week to rename Columbus Day "Fall Weekend" on the University's calendar, a move that apparently was in step with the wishes of students according to a poll by the college newspaper The Brown Daily Herald. The poll revealed a majority of students disapproved of continuing to call the holiday Columbus Day.The decision came after weeks of pressure from student groups proposing change.American ...
Ray Holloman - AOL News
WASHINGTON -- The point guard couldn't talk, the power forward wouldn't cry and the crowd just wouldn't shut up.
In a makeshift room small enough to make an elevator operator feel claustrophobic, March has ended for the last time for Holy Cross seniors Pat Doherty and Alex Vander Baan. On three sides, the walls are blue floor-length curtains, so cheers meant for someone else pour in and splash around like a tsunami hitting a fishing pond. Red streaks appear in Vander Baan's eyes, but tears do not follow; Doherty, choked up, sits and listens as rounds of"AU" chants pinball around the arena. ...