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Bird's-Eye View

Those who are no longer in the trenches of political warfare have the best perspective on the perils of partisanship.

Trial Run

Republicans should see the midterms as providing an opportunity to show they can responsibly govern.

The Importance of Running Scared

The midterms confirmed that incumbents should always take an aggressive approach.

A Wave—but No Tsunami

Senate Republicans would have needed to pull off a dramatic upset to meet that bar.

Questions and Possible Answers

The mathematics of Senate control after the midterms is increasingly complex.

The Trench Warfare Begins

Democrats' chance to maintain their hold on the Senate now boils down to the ground game. 

Democrats' Favorable Odds in 2016

Democrats have it tough in Senate races this year; the GOP is looking at an even worse scenario in 2016.

Razor-Thin Lead for the GOP

Democrats have slightly increased their chances of holding on to the Senate, so Republicans need to ensure red states stay red.

How Awful Will It Be?

Midterm elections come in three varieties for the White House party: bad, really bad, and horrific.

The Non-Wave Election

In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, what's most remarkable is how little has changed over the summer.

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