The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.
If the GOP is going to have any value as a vehicle for liberty in Blue states, it will be necessary to get non-dogmatic liberals not to throw out their liberal principles, but to see how their principles have not been well served by the old progressive one-size fits-all program.
I simply don't want to argue anymore with people who genuinely believe that cheap, easy access to guns makes us safer, when for decades the U.S. has suffered from more gun violence than any other western industrialized nation.
Some might view these petitions as at best an impotent expression of frustration with the reality of the election, at worst a treasonous and racist hearkening back to the secession of the Confederate states that started the Civil War. Me? I see it as an opportunity.
Here in Tennessee uncertainty and debate reign supreme as the state aims to break early voting records unsure of how much an impact it will have in playing a role in deciding the fate of the United States of America.
we wanted to investigate these political divides in the context of crowdfunding. Specifically, what similarities and differences are there in campaign and contribution behavior across red, blue, and swing states?
A social music company called Smule ran an insightful experiment. They put the 900 million songs in their database through rigorous analysis, correlating the musical tastes of users with "red" and "blue" states. The results were illuminating.
With all due warnings about nostalgia about a golden age of American democracy that never existed, here are four especially disturbing and depressing signs that our political institutions are doing a worse and worse job of reflecting meaningful the interests of "We, The People."
Who dares, at this point in his/her wobbly existence, have no concrete clue as to what's going on, who to vote for, or why they should bother to learn to understand how to care about any of it in the first place?
Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for Vice President gives him the clearly articulated agenda his campaign has lacked to date. But, in the long term, the GOP has to change if it wants to remain competitive for the White House.