Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 5th from 13:54 to 14:28:
- It Was a Great Night for Gun Reform – On a bleak night, advocates of tougher gun laws pretty much ran the table.
- The GOP’s Biggest Losers – Even as large expanses of America went “red” Tuesday night, there were a share of Republican flameouts—rising GOP stars who lost while the rest of the party was popping Champagne. Given that Republicans pulled off decisive wins in so many races that were supposed to turn out badly for them, the losses of a few overhyped GOP nominees look particularly embarrassing.
- People Voted for Republicans Last Night—That Doesn’t Mean They Like Them – Last night was not much more than a flailing, inchoate protest vote against the status quo.
- Op-Talk: Why Elections Make Us Miserable (for a Little While) – New research finds that our happiness takes a hit when our party loses, but we don’t necessarily get a bump when it wins. And this may have implications for how candidates woo us.
- Enjoy it while it lasts! GOP base is still white and aging – Yes, Democrats got hammered yesterday. But the demographics are undeniable, and the GOP's base still has no future.
- California’s Clear Message to Republicans: ‘Not Interested’ – California’s voters defied national trends.