Races-to-Watch Round-Up

With 23 state governorships up-for-grabs in tomorrow’s regional elections, it’s time to check again the state-by-state lay of the land, thanks to Gustavo Hern├índez Acevedo, who has been blogging the daylights out of the key races this cycle. These aren’t about making predictions, but about introducing you to key players and dynamics in high-profile states.…

16D: Hercules vs. the Stockholm Syndrome

Now, because you’re reading this blog, it’s a safe bet that you’re really into Venezuelan politics and, more than likely, take a strong tribal stance on the whole Govt/Oppo thing. But set that aside for the next five minutes and try to imagine yourself as a totally dispassionate, purely instrumental, who’s-going-to-fix-the-potholes-on-my-street type of voter. Who…