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Stoke Your Enthusiasm for 2018 By Reading These Stories

This OTYCD entry originally posted in January 2018.


Stoke your enthusiasm for the 2018 election season by reading these articles.


2018 is going to demand a lot of all of us. We have to track and support more than one campaign at a time, and all will finish on November 6, 2018.


The stakes are high. If Democrats can claim control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, we can seriously frustrate Trump’s legislative agenda, we can release his tax returns, and the chances of successfully impeaching him get a lot better.


It will be difficult. Pro-Democratic voters have to turn out in large-enough numbers to overcome the effects of gerrymandering. But, as we saw in Virginia, it’s doable.


When you find yourself getting down or feeling like it can’t be done, read the stories linked below and get your mojo back.



Special Elections So Far Point to a Democratic Wave in 2018, FiveThirtyEight, December 13, 2017:



Republicans Fear Deep Losses in 2018 Elections, The Hill, December 13, 2017:



One Chart Shows Democrats Are Now More Eager Than Ever To Run for Office, Vox, December 11, 2017:



Republicans Shouldn’t Assume Roy Moore Was an Outlier, FiveThirtyEight, December 13, 2017:



Republicans Warn Trump of 2018 Bloodbath, Politico, December 21, 2017:



The Political Lesson of 2017: Resistance Works, Vox, December 28, 2017:



Republicans Control Washington. Progressives Are Trying to Reclaim the Rest of America, Vox, December 29, 2017:



How to Make the Candidates Squirm in 2018, The Washington Post, December 27, 2017:



Women Line Up to Run for Office, Harnessing Their Outrage at Trump, The New York Times, December 4, 2017:


Got all that? Now do The Most Important Thing You Can Do (there are four, #sorrynotsorry):



…and choose your Core Four for 2018 if you haven’t yet:


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