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Monday, October 23, 2017
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Dumb Bigots Vs. Typical Liberals: The High Cost Of Political Tribalism

Very broadly then, the center appears to be holding. And while I yield to no man in my visceral contempt for Donald J. Trump, I’ll be very surprised if Congress enacts his anti-community budget cuts. Trashing cartoon liberals is one thing; shutting down Meals on Wheels quite another. As for cartoon conservatives, Democrats should keep in mind that bringing back even five percent of Trump voters would constitute a revolution.

April 6, 2017
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New ‘Democracy Corps’ Poll: GOP Civil War Is An Opportunity For Democrats

Of the poll of likely Republican voters, 9 percent of moderates and 5 percent of observant Catholics said they would vote for Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.

February 29, 2016
Trump supporters celebrate the close of the polls as they watch election results at a rally in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Without A Center, How Does The Nation’s Business Get Done?

We are a nation of 323 million people in 50 states who not only are not united, but don’t particularly want to be.

February 21, 2016

When Moderates Fight Back

WASHINGTON — The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas, Democrat Chad Taylor shook up the Senate race by dropping out last week, giving […]

September 8, 2014

The Hillary Difference

WASHINGTON — There are two majorities in the country right now. One disapproves of President Obama. The other is still inclined to vote Democratic. The key question for the 2014 elections is whether voting this fall — and Obama’s approval ratings — can come into line with the electorate’s broader Democratic leanings? There is also […]

May 5, 2014