Is Kansas (Finally) Trending Democratic?

Ever since journalist and historian Thomas Frank published What's the Matter with Kansas? How Republicans Won the Heart of America in 2004, Democrats have deplored what they believed was the trend of working class citizens voting against their self-interest. But that trend may be abating. Arch-conservative governor Sam Brownback, who sought to create a red-state model... Continue Reading →

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George Washington, Other Founders Warned Against the Dangers of Hyper-Partisanship

This latest government shutdown, combined with the full extent of Donald Trump's Russia connections, should spark a revulsion against hyper-partisanship. George Washington, John Adams, other founders learned lessons from British history and warned against the dangers of hyper-partisanship. Hyper-partisanship can put America in the thrall of foreign powers, destroy the central government by stalemate and an... Continue Reading →

Would You Let Your Son Or Daughter Marry One?

Washington Post: In 1960, 5 percent of Republicans and 4 percent of Democrats said that they would feel "displeased" if their son or daughter married outside their political party. By 2010, those numbers had reached 49 percent and 33 percent. Republicans have been found to like Democrats less than they like people on welfare or... Continue Reading →

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