By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun | November 16, 2020
What an unsatisfying election. Opponents of President Trump were denied what they had long sought -- a resounding rejection of Trump and Trumpism by the American electorate. Hoped-for Democratic gains in congressional contests, high-profile Senate races, and state legislatures largely failed to materialize. Mr. Trump won roughly 10 million more votes than he received in 2020. The Democratic presidential ticket failed to carry such hotly contested battleground states as Iowa, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, or Texas, where the Democrats had invested substantial resources.
What the pollsters got so wrong with 2020 election
I find it remarkable that polling has been as accurate as it has been — but it got worse this week. The RealClearPolitics average of recent polls showed Joe Biden…
Editorial of The New York Sun | November 7, 2020
Will Sellers, City Journal
I came of age politically with the 1968 presidential election. Alabama governor George Wallace was running as an independent against Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey. My parents were Nixon supporters, and I, their five-year-old son, hopped on the Nixon bandwagon with gusto. The dinnertime conversations in the month preceding the election were all about whether Wallace’s third-party candidacy could work. Read more here..
Otmar Issing, Project Syndicate
The “Transition from Oil” and Other Fairy Tales
Politicians promising a painless switch to renewables are deluding themselves—or more likely you.
The pollsters were wrong again — why do we listen to them?
Every single major election year, they do it to us. They offer us numbers, and people...
Frederick M. Hess | Education Week
Democratic government means that we can have faith that the state's reach will be limited, our rights will be protected, and the practical consequences of an election result go only so far.