Thursday, June 27, 2019

Trump Has Refugee Blood On His Hands

Biden Has A Large Lead Among Mississippi Democrats

This chart reflects the results of a recent Millsaps College / Chism Strategies Survey. It was done on June 20th and 21st of a sample of 523 Mississippi Democratic voters, and has a margin of error of 4.27 points.

Joe Biden has a huge lead in Mississippi. He has solid support from 43.18% and another 6.83% are leaning toward him (for a total of 50.01%). No other candidate even has double figures.

Will this change after the debates? We shall see.

Humanity Not Allowed

Political Cartoon is by Jack Ohman in The Sacramento Bee.

Latinos For Trump (Satire)

These satirical posters are from Lalo Alcaraz at I thought they were too funny not to pass along. Enjoy!

The Bodies Pile Up

Political Cartoon is by Ed Hall at

Biden Has Far More Internet "Hits" Than Other Candidates

The chart above is from It shows the social media internet actions generated for each of the Democratic candidates. Joe Biden is the recipient of more internet actions that any other candidate -- 2.2 million more than Elizabeth Warren and 2.3 million more than Bernie Sanders. Those were the only three candidate getting more than a million internet actions.

Methodology: This project measures the number of social media interactions generated on stories published about the 2020 candidates and issues. 
  • Interactions are calculated from reactions, comments and shares on those stories on Facebook as well as the number of shares from more than 300,000 influential Twitter accounts and retweets and likes on those posts.
  • Tracked published stories come from a defined universe of more than 450,000 domains.

Welcome To trump's America

Political Cartoon is by Clay Jones at

Trump's Immigration Policy Is Promoting Child Abuse

It is an undeniable fact that the population of the United States is made up mostly of immigrants and the descendants of immigrants. And most Americans are proud of that, and revere the poem inscribed on the base of our Statue of Liberty (see above) that welcomes immigrants.

But there have been periods throughout our history where the racists and xenophobes have gotten powerful and tried to stop immigration -- especially people of a different ethnicity or religion from the dominant white population.

We are currently in one of those periods. With a racist and xenophobe currently living in our White House, demonizing immigrants and refugees has become government policy. And that policy has led to the denial of human rights.

Trump would like Americans to believe that refugees seeking safety and a better future for their families are criminals. They are not. The latest refugees (from Central America) are trying to escape dangerous and horrendous situations in their home country. Most have not crossed the border illegally, but have turned themselves in at the border seeking asylum -- as they have the legal right to do.

But they have been met with hate and discrimination by the Trump administration. They have been denied both their human and legal rights. They have been separated from their children, and housed in camps that truly do seem to deserve the title of "concentration camps".

But worst of all is the treatment of the refugee children. After being unlawfully separated from their parents, they are being held in facilities that deny them adequate and decent food, proper medical care, beds and blankets, soap and toothbrushes, and other items required by common decency (and law). Trump has said he did not build these facilities and has tried to blame Democrats for them. But he is the one who filled those facilities and has denied even basic care to those his policies have detained. He must be blamed for promoting child abuse at our southern border.

The following is part of an article by Caitlin Dickerson in The New York Times detailing the horrendous treatment of refugee children in Trump's border facilities. It should shame all Americans.

A chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed the border are being held, according to lawyers who visited the facility this week. Some of the children have been there for nearly a month.
Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, the lawyers said. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.
Most of the young detainees have not been able to shower or wash their clothes since they arrived at the facility, those who visited said. They have no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste or soap.
“There is a stench,” said Elora Mukherjee, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, one of the lawyers who visited the facility. “The overwhelming majority of children have not bathed since they crossed the border.” . . .
Ms. Mukherjee is part of a team of lawyers who has for years under the settlement been allowed to inspect government facilities where migrant children are detained. She and her colleagues traveled to Clint this week after learning that border officials had begun detaining minors who had recently crossed the border there.
She said the conditions in Clint were the worst she had seen in any facility in her 12-year career. “So many children are sick, they have the flu, and they’re not being properly treated,” she said. The Associated Press, which first reported on conditions at the facility earlier this week, found that it was housing three infants, all with teen mothers, along with a 1-year-old, two 2-year-olds and a 3-year-old. It said there were dozens more children under the age of 12.
Ms. Mukherjee said children were being overseen by guards for Customs and Border Protection, which declined to comment for this story. She and her colleagues observed the guards wearing full uniforms — including weapons — as well as face masks to protect themselves from the unsanitary conditions.
Together, the group of six lawyers met with 60 children in Clint this week who ranged from 5 months to 17 years old. The infants were either children of minor parents, who were also detained, or had been separated from adult family members with whom they had crossed the border. The separated children were now alone, being cared for by other young detainees.
“The children are locked in their cells and cages nearly all day long,” Ms. Mukherjee said. “A few of the kids said they had some opportunities to go outside and play, but they said they can’t bring themselves to play because they are trying to stay alive in there.” . . .

Some sick children were being quarantined in the facility. The lawyers were allowed to speak to the children by phone, but their requests to meet with them in person and observe the conditions they were being held in were denied.
The children told the lawyers they were given the same meals every day — instant oats for breakfast, instant noodles for lunch, a frozen burrito for dinner, along with a few cookies and juice packets — which many said was not enough. “Nearly every child I spoke with said that they were hungry,” Ms. Mukherjee said.
Another group of lawyers conducting inspections under the same federal court settlement said they discovered similar conditions earlier this month at six other facilities in Texas. At the Border Patrol’s Central Processing Center in McAllen, Tex. — often known as “Ursula” — the lawyers encountered a 17-year-old mother from Guatemala who couldn’t stand because of complications from an emergency C-section, and who was caring for a sick and dirty premature baby.
“When we encountered the baby and her mom, the baby was filthy. They wouldn’t give her any water to wash her. And I took a Kleenex and I washed around her neck black dirt,” said Hope Frye, who was leading the group, adding, “Not a little stuff — dirt.”

Government Child Abuse

Political Cartoon is by Gary Huck at

Straight Talk

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

How It Starts

The Leading Democratic Contenders (Before The Debates)

The charts above are from the weekly Morning Consult Poll. The poll was done between June 17th and 23rd of a national sample of 16,188 registered voters who say they will vote in the Democratic primary. The margin of error is 1 point.

The charts show the leading candidates -- the top one is national and the bottom one is in the four earliest primary states.

The Democrats will hold their first debates tonight and tomorrow night. It will be interesting to see if the debates change anything.

Denying Decency

Political Cartoon is by Bruce Plante in Tulsa World.

Most Important Quality For Democrats Is Electability

The chart above reflects the results of a Gallup Poll -- done between May 15-30 and June 3-16 of a national sample of 944 Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents, with a 4 point margin of error.

The respondents were asked which was most important to them in choosing a candidate to support -- someone who agrees on the issues, or someone with the best chance of beating Trump. By a 19 point margin, they chose the candidate they thought had the best chance to defeat Trump.

Democrats know that this election is about getting Trump out of the White House. Another four years of Trump is unthinkable, and would be disastrous for the country. They also know that any of the 25 Democratic candidates would be a much, much better president than Trump.

There is only one real issue in the 2020 election campaign -- beating Trump. Everything else is secondary. I agree!


Political Cartoon is by Dave Whamond at

Democrats Could Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

(This chart is from a Gallup Poll done in 2018 of 13,852 adults with a 1 point margin of error.)

I am a proud progressive Democrat. I would love it if a significant majority of American voters believed as I do. But I am also a realist, and I know that we progressives are not a majority among voters. One thing that helps though -- conservatives are not a majority either.

It's pretty obvious that Democrats will vote for their candidate in 2020, and most Republicans will vote for Trump. But neither group will decide the 2020 election for president. The presidency will be decided by the Independents, and like it or not, the largest group among Independents are moderates. Those Independents moderates will vote for the candidate (and party) they consider to be the least extremist (most moderate).

Right now, I believe the public considers the GOP to be the most extreme party, and they don't like Donald Trump. But don't let that fool you. Trump could be re-elected if the Democratic Party scares the public by the candidate they choose or the issues the choose to campaign on. Democrats must convince the moderates they have reasonable solutions to U.S. problems -- not pie-in-the-sky dreams.

Charles Sykes is a moderate-conservative commentator, and frankly, much of the time I disagree with him. But he has written an op-ed telling Democrats how they could lose the election and get Trump re-elected, and I think Democrats should give careful consideration to what he says. Here is part of his post:

Trump’s numbers are unmovable, but yours are not. He doesn’t need to win this thing; he needs for you to lose it. There are millions of swing voters who regard Trump as an abomination but might vote for him again if they think you are scarier, more extreme, dangerous, or just annoyingly out of touch. . . .

Despite the favorable poll numbers and the triumphalism in your blue bubble, you’ve already made a solid start at guaranteeing another four years of Trumpism. Last week’s pile-on of Joe Biden was a good example of how you might eat your own over the next 16 months. . . .

This week’s debates give you two more chances to form circular firing squads, turn winning issues into losers, and alienate swing voters.

Here are 11 pointers on how to guarantee that the most unpopular president in modern polling history wins reelection next year.

1. Hold firmly to the idea that Twitter is the beating heart of the real Democratic Party.

Woke Twitter is convinced that anger over Trump means that voters want to move hard left. You should ignore polls showing that most Democrats, not to mention swing voters, are much more likely to be centrist.

2. Embrace the weird.

George Will carries around a small card listing all the things that you have said “that cause the American public to say: ‘These people are weird, they are not talking about things that I care about.’” A short list:

Terrorists in prison should be allowed to vote. End private health insurance. Pack the Supreme Court, abolish the Electoral College, ‘Green New Deal,’ … reparations for slavery.

“The country hears these individually,” says Will, “and they say I’m not for that.”

3. Keep promising lots of free stuff and don’t sweat paying for it.

Trump and his fellow Republicans have run up massive deficits, but you can make them look like fiscal hawks by outbidding one another. People like free stuff, but they are less keen on having to pay for free stuff for other people, so talk as much as possible about having taxpayers pick up the tab for free college, day care and health care.

4. Go ahead and abolish private health insurance.

Health care should be a huge winner for Democrats in 2020, as it was in 2018. But you can turn that around by embracing a Bernie Sanders-like ‘Medicare for All’ plan.

5. Spend time talking about reparations.

There may be no magic bullet to guarantee Trump’s reelection, but support for reparations for slavery may be awfully close. Even before Charlottesville, Trump’s record on race was horrific, and his winking appeasement of the white nationalist alt-right has been a running theme of Trumpism. But Democrats can neutralize Trump’s most glaring weaknesses by redoubling their support for reparations.

The problems here are obvious. No one really knows how reparations would work. The historic wrongs committed against African Americans are undoubtedly unique, but as the debate heats up, the questions will be: Who pays? Who is owed? How do we pick the winners and losers? And then there are other inevitable questions: Who else? The Irish? Jews? Native Americans? Asian Americans? Gays and lesbians?

What is clear, however, is that reparations are opposed by somewhere between 80 and 90 percent of white voters, so your support is a huge gift to Trump’s reelection campaign, which would like nothing more than to drive a deeper wedge between black and white Americans.

6. Trump thinks that immigration and the crisis at the border are winning issues for him. They aren’t. But you can turn that around.

Trump is actually underwater on the immigration issue. In a recent Fox News poll, 50 percent of Americans said Trump has gone too far, more than double the number of voters who think he hasn’t been aggressive enough. Family separations continue to shock the conscience of the nation and his threats to round up millions of illegals could backfire badly on him. Moreover, huge majorities favor giving legal status to the so-called Dreamers.

But you can flip the script: instead of talking about Dreamers, talk as much as possible about your support for sanctuary cities, double down on proposals to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and be as vague as possible about whether or not you really do support open borders.

7. Lots more focus on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

By no means allow voters to hear more about centrists who actually swung the House like Abigail Spanberger in Virginia, Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey or Dean Phillips in Minnesota. Trump wants nothing more than to make AOC the face of the Democratic Party. You can make it happen.

8. Socialism.

Trump will accuse Democrats of being socialists who want to turn the United States into Venezuela. This is a tired, implausible trope. But you can make it work for him by actually calling yourself socialists and loudly booing your fellow Democrats who suggest that “socialism is not the answer.”

9. Turn the abortion issue from a winner into a loser.

Polls suggest that there is wide opposition to overturning Roe v. Wade and Republicans have drastically overreached in states like Alabama where they have outlawed abortion even in cases of rape and incest.

But here again, Democrats can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by moving to a hard-line maximalist position. While the public leans pro-choice, its views are quite nuanced. So, instead of talking about abortion as “safe, legal, and rare,” you should demand the legalization of late-term abortions, focus on taxpayer funding and express as much contempt as possible for people with different views.

10. You can also turn a winner into a loser on the issue of guns.

There is a growing bipartisan constituency for reasonable restrictions on guns, including overwhelming support for expanded background checks. Trump’s GOP is especially vulnerable here because it remains a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle Association, which is stumbling under the weight of its own extremism and grift these days.

But you can easily turn this into a firewall for Trump by joining Senator Cory Booker’s call for vast expansions of the licensing of guns and banning certain kinds of weapons. Under Booker’s plan, “a person seeking to buy a gun would need to apply for a license in much the same way one applies for a passport.”

Let’s see how that plays in Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan.

11. As you try to get Americans more alarmed about Trump’s attacks on democratic norms, make sure you talk as much as possible about your support for court-packing.

Tinkering with the makeup and independence of the Supreme Court hasn’t been a winning issue since 1937, but, waving the bloody shirt of Merrick Garland as often as possible still feels satisfying, doesn’t it?

Given Trump’s deep unpopularity, losing to him won’t be easy. But don’t despair; remember, you managed to pull it off in 2016.

Kushner's "Plan"

Political Cartoon is by Paresh Nath at

If You Support . . .

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Just A Fact

Just What Democrats Did Not Need - Another Candidate

There were already 24 candidates running for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. Any reasonable person would think that enough. Personally, I think it's more than enough, and I long for the day the field is cut by 10 or 15 candidates.

But last Saturday, the Democrats got the one thing they didn't need -- another candidate. Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak has tossed his hat in the ring. In declaring his candidacy, the former Navy admiral said:

“Our country desperately needs a president with a depth of global experience and an understanding of all the elements of our nation’s power, from our economy and our diplomacy to the power of our ideals and our military, including its limitations.”
“The president is not the problem. He is the symptom of the problem people see in a system that is not fair and accountable to the people.”

Sestak's entry into the race brings the total number of candidates to 25. They are:

Elizabeth Warren

Joe Biden

Kamala Harris

Beto O'Rourke

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Julian Castro

Amy Klobuchar

Jay Inslee

John Hickenlooper

Andrew Yang

Michael Bennet

John Delaney

Tim Ryan

Wayne Messam

Seth Moulton

Eric Swalwell

Marianne Williamson

Kirsten Gillibrand

Steve Bullock

Tulsi Gabbard

Bill de Blasio

Joe Sestak

Bernie Sanders

Mike Gravel

The (Non)Thinker

Political Cartoon is by Ed Wexler at

More Proof That Trump Is A Loathsome Sexual Predator

(The caricature of Donald Trump is by DonkeyHotey.)

This is nothing new. Anyone with an ounce of common decency already knew Donald Trump was a sexual predator -- and from his past comments, is proud of that.

Last week, another woman came forward to tell us about Trump victimizing her sexually. And it wasn't just an unwanted kiss or groping. It was RAPE!

Here is just part of how Paul Waldman describes this latest example of Trump's loathsome sexual activity:

When we look back on June 2019, we’ll say that this was the time when a credible allegation of rape was made against the president of the United States, and he had already shown himself to be such a loathsome character that it was treated as a third-tier story, not worthy of much more than a passing mention here and there in the news.
After New York magazine published author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s account last Friday of an encounter she says she had with Trump in a Bergdorf Goodman that ended with him raping her in a dressing room, many of our most important news outlets reacted with only minor interest. None of the nation’s most important newspapers put it on their front page the next day. None of the five Sunday shows mentioned it at all.
There are many reasons to find Carroll’s allegation credible. She’s a fairly well-known public figure. Her description of what happened to her — him slamming her against a wall, mashing his face against hers, yanking down her tights, and penetrating her — accords not only with the allegations of multiple other women but Trump’s own words on that infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he bragged that he can sexually assault any woman he pleases. “I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Just to remind ourselves, these are just some of the accusations women have made against the president:
  • Kristin Anderson says she was in a bar when Trump reached under her dress and grabbed her genitals.
  • Jessica Leeds says Trump groped her when they sat next to each other on a plane.
  • Natasha Stoynoff says Trump got her in a private room, pushed her up against the wall, and kissed her against her will. They were interrupted by a butler, allowing Stoynoff to get away.
  • Jill Harth says she was exploring a business opportunity with Trump when he pushed her up against a wall, then kissed and groped her.
  • Summer Zervos says she went to Trump to discuss career opportunities, whereupon he kissed and groped her.
To repeat, these are just a few of the many allegations of sexual misconduct against the president. What they have in common is Trump allegedly acting in precisely the way he bragged that he could.
Yet Trump’s position on Carroll’s allegation is the same he has taken on all the others: She’s a liar. He doesn’t say it was a misunderstanding or it was consensual, just that she’s a liar. That is also the position taken by his aides, his supporters and pretty much every Republican who has been forced to address the president’s horrific history: These women are all liars. . . .
But the rest of us need not acquiesce to their dismissal of these stories out of some supposedly savvy assessment of political realities. We can speak the truth:
If the allegations are true, the president of the United States is certainly a sexual predator, and most probably a rapist. We will never know for sure how numerous are his victims, but at a minimum they might number in the dozens.
To those who say, “That’s awful, but what matters now is what he does as president,” I understand. But this all must be part of the reckoning we eventually make with this sickening era in our history. Not just his boundless corruption, his bigotry, his cruelty, his eagerness to allow hostile foreign governments to twist our elections. This, too: One of our great political parties selected as its champion the single most odious and immoral figure in American public life, then went to every length they could to defend him.
I have no illusions that Republicans will ever face the accountability they deserve for their tireless service to Trump, any more than he will face accountability for his own actions. But we can’t ever stop saying it, crying it, shouting it: This is who you gave us. You are complicit in all he is and all he has done. I’d say you should be ashamed, were it not for the fact that you’ve proved you have no shame.
History, at least, will remember — if we make sure it does. It’s not nearly enough, but it’s something.

The Rapist

Political Cartoon is by Bart van Leeuwen at


Monday, June 24, 2019

How Is It Possible?

To My Fellow Democrats

Congress Is Still Very Unpopular (And With Good Reason)

The charts above reflect the results of the latest Monmouth University Poll -- done between June 12th and 17th of 751 nationwide adults, with a margin of error of 3.6 points.

The adults were polled about their view of Congress. Only about 19% approve of the job Congress is doing, while a whopping 69% disapprove. And the election of 2018 did nothing to change the public's view. Note in the top chart that the poor view of Congress is about the same now as it was before the election.

The second chart shows this view is constant across all demographic groups -- adults, registered voters, both genders, all age groups, whites and minorities, all income groups, and all political persuasions. No one likes the job Congress is doing.

What are they unhappy with? Is it the Democratic House that seems most concerned with investigating Trump, or the Republican Senate which won't even vote on the bills sent to it by the House?

I could be wrong, but I think it's the Senate. The House has passed over a hundred bills, but the Senate has not even voted on any of them. McConnell is determined that bills passed by the House will not get a debate or vote.

This is rather ridiculous. He could bring the bills up for debate, let his GOP majority amend them, and then pass them. The House and Senate could them come to a compromise that both could pass. In other words, they could compromise. But compromise seems to be a dirty word in the current Congress, even though it would benefit the nation.

The public doesn't like the refusal to compromise. Poll after poll has shown they want the parties to compromise, and they are right. Compromise has worked for the good of the country in the past, and it could do so again. This current "my way or no way" attitude is certainly not working -- and there's too much of it on both sides, but McConnell seems to be taking it to a new level.

Members of Congress were sent to Washington to do the people's business. It's time they started doing that.

No Soap

Political Cartoon is by Clay Jones at

The Good Ol' Days Are Over

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Read The Bible

Going Negative On Fellow Democrats Is A Mistake

(Caricatures of the Democratic candidates are by DonkeyHotey.)

Until this last week, the Democratic candidates, all 24 of them, have run a pretty positive campaign. Instead of going negative on their opponents, they have been trying to make the case for why they should be the nominee. That is how it should be, and I had hoped it would stay that way for a while -- at least until after the first few debates.

Unfortunately, some candidates (probably upset because they can't seem to garner enough support) have decided to attack the frontrunner -- Joe Biden. First it was his support of the Hyde Amendment (which kept government funds from paying for abortions). Biden was accused out being out of step with the Democratic Party. I don't buy that. He was just playing for general election support -- knowing that a substantial majority of Americans support the Hyde Amendment. But he changed his opinion and that controversy died down.

It didn't take long for another to pop up though, as some candidates now seem determined to go negative on Biden. This time he was accused of pampering racist senators decades ago, because he opined for a return to civility in Congress. Frankly, I think he was right. We need more civility, especially in the Senate. There are only 100 senators and 60 are needed to get anything passed. It doesn't make sense for a senator to treat others with disrespect, since you might need their vote someday.

Biden is not my first choice (at least not right now), but I disagree with these attacks on him. I think his opponents are reaching to find anything they can attack him on.

Let me be clear. There are no perfect politicians. If you look hard enough, you can find something you disagree with on any politician -- and that includes all 24 Democratic candidates for the party's presidential nomination. They all have "warts". But I am convinced that any of the 24 would be a much better president than the current resident of the White House.

Any candidate that goes negative now will lose any consideration of support I may be giving them. I want to know how you're going to beat Trump and why you should be president -- not how negative you can be about your fellow Democrats.

It's time to put country and party first. Going negative just helps Trump (and that's inexcusable).

Difficult To Believe (Either One)

Political Cartoon is by Joe Heller at

Biden Has A Strong Lead Over Other Democrats In Virginia

This chart is from the Hampton University Center for Public Policy Poll. They questioned 1,126 registered voters who self-identified as Democrats between May 29th and June 6th, and the survey has a margin of error of 4.3 points.

U.S.S. Bone Spurs

Political Cartoon is by Dave Granlund at

In The Name Of God

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Power Of Your Voice

The Podium Positions For The First Democratic Debates

The DNC has announced where each candidate will be positioned in the first two Democratic debates. I don't know that podium position is really important, but some believe it is advantageous to have a center position in those debates (believing it shows who the most important candidates are). On the first night, the two center positions will be occupied by Elizabeth Warren and Beto O'Rourke. On the second night, those positions will go to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

Here are the podium positions for all the candidates:

On the first night (Wednesday), the candidates are from left to right: Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, and John Delaney.

On the second night (Thursday), the candidates are from left to right: Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, and Eric Swalwell.

Campaign Kick-Off

Political cartoon is by Lalo Alcaraz.

North Carolina Is Too Close To Call For The 2020 Election

This chart reflects the results of a new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina -- done on June 17th and 18th of a sample of 610 registered voters in North Carolina, with a 4 point margin of error.

It shows a very close presidential race in North Carolina right now. Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 3 points and Bernie Sanders leads him by 1 point. Kamala Harris trails Trump by 1 point, Elizabeth Warren trails by 2 points, and Pete Buttigieg trails by 3 points.

Note that all of the above results are within the survey's margin of error of 4 points. That means none of the margins are really statistically significant, and the race is really too close to call right now. North Carolina could go either way (blue or red).

A Dangerous Stunt

Political Cartoon is by R.J. Matson in Roll Call.