Author Archives: Kenton Ngo


Dahlia Lithwick on Slate: The court’s liberals voted to find a ministerial exception to employment discrimination laws for religious schools and churches; ruled against the EPA in a wetlands case; and, as Adam Liptak points out, the court’s liberals pretty much crushed the Obama administration again this term. Yet you don’t find liberals burning their […]

Tonight on Mad Men, Advertising Eats Itself

I, Kenton Ngo, a man who works for a Democratic consulting firm, was just served an ad from Univision selling political ads. A wormhole has just opened. They’re using ads to feed more ads. The advertising spaces of metro Washington, DC where I grew up are filled with ads that aren’t meant for you. Commuters […]

Bill Clinton and Alvin Brown at the Times-Union Center

Former President Bill Clinton joined his former adviser and now Mayor of Jacksonville Alvin Brown at the Times-Union Center to discuss job creation.

North Carolina’s Amendment One

On May 8th, 2012, North Carolina voted on a constitutional amendment to ban any sort of same-sex union.

Redistricting Trounces Incumbents in Pennsylvania Primaries

Pennsylvania’s stagnant population growth led to the Republican-controlled legislature drawing two Democrats out of existence. In Southwestern Pennsylvania’s 12th District, two Democratic incumbents were drawn together. Rep. Jason Altmire was given a substantially larger portion of the new district he fought for with Rep. Mark Critz, but Critz was able to win his home base […]

Orlando Mayoral Election

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, a Democrat, won re-election on April 3. Dyer drew strong support in the minority areas of the City of Orlando, while his main opponent did better in high-turnout white areas. Dyer cleared the 50% required to avoid a runoff.

County-Level Map: Republican Primary & Caucus Turnout Down 9%

Enalrge map Total turnout of this year’s moody Republican voters in caucuses and primaries is down 9%, with a majority of contests showing a decrease. Incompetence and poor turnout have plagued caucus states especially, with especially anemic showings in Nevada and Minnesota. This year’s Missouri primary was made nonbinding, in contrast to 2008, leading to […]