Political Junkie Blog

Political Junkie at the 2016 National Conventions!

Exciting News!  The Political Junkie will be in both Cleveland AND Philadelphia next month for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions!  This will be the first time since we launched the show in 2013...

At Stake In Today’s Primaries

We can debate at some other point whether or not it’s premature to include the preferences of superdelegates in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.  Here’s what’s at stake in today’s primaries: —...

An Empty Celebration

There is something that is troubling me as I watch the Associated Press and the networks declare that Hillary Clinton has won enough delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination.  I can’t put...

The Senate Lineup — So Far

Yes, we’re all obsessed with the battle for the presidency, and that’s understandable.  Has there ever been a race like this one?  But there’s also a fight for the Senate that we need to...

That Political Junkie Podcast Music

Some of the most enthusiastic e-mails we get after each episode of the Political Junkie have been about the music we choose to include in each episode.  Most of the selections I pick myself, but...

Super Tuesday Poll Closing Times

Here’s what time the polls close today, Super Tuesday (all times Eastern): 7 pm — Georgia, Vermont, Virginia 8 pm — Alabama, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee 8:30 pm — Arkansas 9 pm — Colorado (D),...

A Lot Is On The Line In South Carolina

Since its creation in 1980, the effect of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary was to right the GOP ship if there was some indication of unsteadiness.  Iowa had its quirks (Bush in 1980,...

The Republicans: Post-Debate Thoughts

Seven Republican candidates (minus the now-banished Carly Fiorina) debated Saturday night in New Hampshire, three days in advance of that state’s primary.  Here’s my take: — Really, Marco Rubio? Really? I was out last...