Lessons from the 2022 Midterms: Playing to Win the Game

Despite recapturing the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans were disappointed by the outcome of the midterm elections. Instead of a “red wave” sweeping GOP candidates into offices across the country, Democrats gained “trifectas” (that is, control of the governorship and both houses of the state legislature) not only in blue Maryland, Minnesota, and Massachusetts but also usually competitive Michigan. Instead of losing control of Oregon, Democrats broke…

“Dark Money” and Fake News

Parker Thayer appeared on Rob Schmitt Tonight on Newsmax to discuss “dark money.” In the context of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) revelation that Biden Administration’s “disinformation board” was working with the Omidyar Network, a Democratic “dark money” group, Thayer explained that the Omidyar Network is just one of many left-wing “dark money” groups. These groups are trying to police what people think, and they have created networks of fake news…

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