An Arrayed Democrat

Vik C
My musings on all things politics, life, the world, and anything else that catches my fancy.
Created 18 Jul 2021
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  • Coalitions, Great Debates, and the Suburbs
    20 Sep 2021 • 48 min read
    NOTE: This is an extremely long article, so you will not be able to read it all in your email. You will have to read it by going to the actual website (click the article title within your email). Let ...
  • Texas Democrats' Stunning Performance Since 2016
    06 Sep 2021 • 28 min read
    With Texas House Democrats having returned to the State Capitol in Austin and thus establishing a quorum to allow for passage of the Republicans’ voter restriction law, there has been a lot of handwri...
  • Dealing with the Stacked Judiciary
    12 Aug 2021 • 26 min read
    In the last column, I briefly recounted the ways in which the federal judiciary has been a political prize for every majority since the beginning of the nation, and I recounted how Republicans since R...
  • Brief History of the Federal Courts' Politicization
    05 Aug 2021 • 16 min read
    Thanks to Mitch McConnell’s and Republicans’ shenanigans and chicanery, the Republican Party’s far rightwing, religious nutjobs have captured our federal courts. Since the 1960s, Republicans have made...
  • Partisan Gerrymandering is Unconstitutional
    02 Aug 2021 • 24 min read
    Source The decision in Rucho v. Common Cause is the latest in a long litany of cases where the Roberts Court has both refused to protect and viciously attacked voting rights. Make no mistake: The judg...
  • Democrats and the 2021 Redistricting
    29 Jul 2021 • 20 min read • 1 1
    After the 2010 Red Wave, Republicans held control of a massive amount of power at the state legislative and gubernatorial level – a level of power that they had not seen since the 1950s at least. This...
  • 2022 US Senate Democratic Dream Part III
    22 Jul 2021 • 21 min read
    This is Part III (Part I here and Part II here) of my Democratic Dream Scenario for the 2022 midterm elections. In Part I, I covered the seats currently held by Democrats and which are most likely to ...
  • 2022 US Senate Democratic Dream Part II
    21 Jul 2021 • 12 min read
    This is Part II (Part I here) of my Democratic Dream Scenario for the 2022 midterm elections. In Part I, I covered the seats currently held by Democrats and which are most likely to remain Democratic....
  • 2022 US Senate Democratic Dream Part I
    20 Jul 2021 • 17 min read
    Here is an interesting thought experiment: What is the Democratic Party’s absolute dream scenario for the 2022 US Senate elections? When I say “dream”, I mean pie-in-the-sky, everything goes 1,000% co...
  • Neoliberalism and America's Mental Health Crisis
    19 Jul 2021 • 9 min read
    It is sadly common knowledge and accepted fact that our country today is in a mental health crisis of epic proportions. This crisis manifests itself in many different ways, and none of them shine a go...
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