Stories by David Atkins

David Atkins is a contributor to the Washington Monthly’s Political Animal blog and president of the Pollux Group, a research and consulting firm specializing in politics and consumer technology. subscribe to David Atkins's feed

Posted on: Feb 11, 2017, Source: The American Prospect

Republican extremism has left its opposition with only one viable choice.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

Hillary Clinton’s support from millennial voters has dropped sharply since August, a problem that she needs to address even more aggressively to hold onto this key bloc of voters.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Rand Paul's perfect world could be summed up as giveaways to rich, no more school lunches and foreign wars.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

So far his impact has been dramatically positive in a way that has shocked even secular progressives.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Failures of GOP economics at the state level have electoral implications for Republicans nationwide.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An angry young man fell through society's cracks and was able to get a gun.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The recent Sony hacking has far greater implications than saber-rattling over a Seth Rogen comedy.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Would the conservative brain respond to populist messages about Wall Street villains?

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why supply-side economics just doesn't work.

Posted on: May 4, 2014, Source: Salon

Pushing people toward stocks, real estate and credit cards have all come at a cost -- and with one goal in mind.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2013, Source: Hullabaloo

Unless the federal government actually threatens the executives of criminal corporations with jail time, nothing is going to change.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013, Source: Hullabaloo

These jobs pay less, are less fulfilling, and have less room for advancement and mobility.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: Hullabaloo

What a libertarian Social Darwinist paradise would look like.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: Hullabaloo

Are they getting crazier?

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: Hullabaloo

Conservative policies are quite literally killing the American Dream.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: Hullaballoo

The cult of hedge fund Objectivist free market libertarianism can destroy companies as well.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: Hullabaloo

Romney's not the only one shunned by conservatives after running for President.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: Hullabaloo

Republicans are taking a beating in the polls. But it does not seem to weaken their position.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: Hullaballoo

If CA were to secede, the state would have a nearly balanced budget. If AL were to secede, it wouldn't be able to pay for stop signs.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: Hullabaloo

Footage of secret LDS ceremonies were leaked on the web last week.