It’s Time for Newspapers to Stop Endorsing Candidates

Nathan L. Gonzales October 19, 2016 · 2:41 PM EDT

Just when editorial boards are coming off the sidelines to endorse in the presidential race, it’s time to do just the opposite.

After 34 years of not endorsing a presidential candidate, USA Today published “Trump is ‘unfit for the presidency’” on Sept. 30. It’s the first time the paper has taken…

Will Trump Tip Senate to Democrats?

Nathan L. Gonzales October 14, 2016 · 3:30 PM EDT

Senate Republicans thought they had successfully navigated the Donald Trump storm. There was no guarantee they would maintain a majority in the Senate, but the party was in surprisingly strong shape considering their nominee’s historic unfavorable ratings and a map that put the GOP on the defensive…

Clinton Tightens Grip on Presidential Victory

Nathan L. Gonzales October 14, 2016 · 3:29 PM EDT

The 2016 presidential race is stranger than fiction. The already-unprecedented contest took another turn last weekend when audio from a 2005 tape from NBC’s Access Hollywood revealed Donald Trump crudely talking with host Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women.

The comments weren’t surprising…

Still Waiting for the Wave in the House

Nathan L. Gonzales October 14, 2016 · 3:28 PM EDT

One of the most remarkable pieces of this year’s elections has been the resiliency of House Republicans while running on the ballot with a polarizing and sometimes offensive presidential nominee in a volatile election cycle. But now everyone is waiting to see if that work was wiped away by the…

Ratings Shift in Six Races for Governor

Nathan L. Gonzales October 14, 2016 · 3:27 PM EDT

A dozen states will vote for governor next month, but you’d hardly know it from the avalanche of media coverage surrounding the presidential race and fight for the Senate. 

Unlike the Senate map, where Republicans are defending more states than Democrats, Democrats are defending more governorships…