State legislative special elections provide an interesting index of partisan sentiment these days. That wasn’t so in the late 20th century, when clever candidates and local notables often got voters to cross party lines. But in this century of increasing partisan polarization and straight-ticket voting, local special elections are a proxy for opinions on national issues.
“Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military.”—Simone Weil, philosopher and political activist
While almost all major conservative news websites experienced audience declines in August, Newsmax posted its third straight month of year-over-year (YOY) traffic increases according to TheRighting’s exclusive analysis of August 2021 mobile and desktop traffic based on Comscore data.