Reality Check

Despite the empty promise of a magical unity pony being giddily floated by the Very Serious Set (sample conventional wisdom: “[t]he big argument for centrist governance is that nothing significant can be achieved in Washington without bipartisan support, without members in both parties owning a stake”)...

When Ideology Fails, Try More Ideology

If anything this seems to be one of the leading arguments here in the early stages of the Republican party’s “time in the wilderness.”  When government by ideology fails, the reason it fails must have been a result of not enough ideology. It’s almost as though we were looking at two...

Palin For America, ’12?

Could Palin rise to become her party’s leader four years from now?  It may not be that far from the realm of reality, after all, the current Democratic presidential candidate was introduced to the national stage four years ago at the Democratic National Convention.  If one rising star could be...

Disillusioned With Republicanism

Earlier today I wrote up a quick post about the fact that the GOP is in a state of disarray.  It may not necessarily be coming apart at the seams exactly, but wires are most definitely getting crossed, and it’s almost impossible to grasp what exactly is going on. David Brooks’ piece in the NYT...

Restructuring Coalitions

My friend Mark has a great post up about the nature of the political coalitions in the two major parties, and how two previously irreconcilable ideological groups may just find themselves allies after all. Outside of the Democratic primary from Hell, one of the major running memes this election cycle is the...

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