The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.
The Republicans' strategy of slowing down change couldn't be more evident than in the perpetually extending health care debate. But they have been successful at promulgating the idea that they, too, are touting change.
Over the last few months, a number of prominent political columnists have pointed to historian and social critic Richard Hofstadter to explain what is happening to the Republican Party. Here's why they shouldn't.