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Southern Democracy

Will 'Southern Democracy' Survive? (Conclusion and Recommendations)

Glen Browder | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Southern Democracy is not dead. But Southern Democrats must devote serious long-term attention and energy to an alternative future -- still different culturally, more moderate politically, and less burdened with traditional baggage -- for Southern Democracy.

Is It Time for Southern Democrats to 'Walk Out on the Porch, Pee, Pull the Light Chain, and Go to Bed'?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party system.

"Southern Democracy": Can Yellow Dogs and Blue Dogs Rekindle Their Romance?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

I firmly believe that it takes both Yellow Dogs and Blue Dogs for Democrats to win in most Southern elections. The hitch is that there are few Blue Dogs left out there to be wooed.

Do Southern Democrats Want to Be Politicians or Preachers?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

It may sound like a cynical summarization, but the major problem is that these Democrats are struggling with a tough choice between practicality and ideology in a pretty red region -- with each course representing an uncertain gamble.

Is "Southern Democracy" Dead?

Glen Browder | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

As the current, unfolding election season demonstrates, the excitement and energy of partisan politics lies mainly in Republican campaigns in the South, while the historically-dominant Democrats mainly sit and stew in envy.