Middle Class

SHOCKER: Star of Kay Hagan Attack Ad Is a Democratic Activist

Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has unveiled a new ad attacking her Republican opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, for cutting textbook funding in the state budget, which included significant pay increases for teachers. The ad features a woman named Anna Stearns, from Black Mountain, N.C., who offers the following incomprehensible lament: "Under Thom Tillis's leadership, they've cut textbook funding so much that I can't help my son with his homework." What is she even talking about? That sentence is a total non sequitur. But whatever, the important thing to understand is that Anna is an independent voice speaking to the struggles of North Carolina’s middle class. Or maybe not so independent, after all.

More Bad News for Hillary

Voters not convinced that wealthy homeowner can feel their pain

A new poll from The Economist/YouGov does not look good for elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton, a potential challenger to Joe Biden in the 2016 Democratic primary. Her favorability rating continues to slide. According to the poll, 46 percent of American view Clinton favorably, compared to 45 percent who view her unfavorably.

Middle Class Messaging

Dem strategists sound alarm on 'progress' narrative

Three Democratic strategists warn that President Obama might face an “impossible headwind in November” if he doesn’t change his economic messaging to the middle class.