CA, A Democratically-dominated State, May Represent America’s Future

California Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected governor on November 6, 2018, by a landslide, with nearly 60 percent of the vote, defeating Republican businessman John Cox. Michael Warren, in the conservative Weekly Standard, suggests fearfully that California represents America's future -- dominated by Democrats, due largely to demographic and social changes. By 2024... Continue Reading →

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19th Century Political Factions Return in 21st Century

Before the age of mass media, in the 19th century, political factions were common. Perhaps future historians will look at the Tea Party Republicans and Occupy Wall Street the way we look at Bourbon Democrats; the Mugwumps; and the Know-Nothings. Factions keep coming back, then disappearing. I thought of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) as having... 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 →

America’s Political Party System Has Been Hacked

The unexpected political events of 2016 may be explained by societal disruptions caused by a combination of new communications technologies (social media, Twitter and reality television), demographic changes (minorities become the majority; white European culture no longer dominates), economic limitations (anxiety that the American Dream is dying for the middle class), disillusionment with economic advancement... Continue Reading →

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