It was a hopeful, promising night, but serious dangers remain. A map of Virginia’s results reveals one of those more critical challenges.
Democrats are no more ready than Republicans to clean their own house. Faced with the challenge of their own Donald Trump, I have little hope that they would perform better than the GOP.
Interesting results from three special elections last night.
It may be true that workers benefit from organization, but a 19th century union model may not be the best way to accomplish that objective.
New political parties will not emerge from Washington. They will begin in our neighborhoods or they won’t begin at all.
Over the years, a lot of people have expressed frustration with the emphasis in my writing on black interests. This piece is a gateway to understanding why I see the fate of the black community as the lodestone for the American Dream.
Someday Donald Trump will be gone. If the dysfunction that created him remains unacknowledged and unaddressed, he will be replaced by something worse.
That picture is a gift. For the narratives it reinforces and the narratives it erodes, it might be the most politically toxic image of a President that we have ever seen. Democrats will waste it, because they still don’t know how to win campaigns in a post-patronage climate.
Poles of partisan alignment have been scrambled by a rare event, something unprecedented in our history. One of those three parties just completed a decades-long shift in its affiliation and it will take time for our system to establish a new equilibrium. This journey toward a redefinition of political parties has no certain endpoint, no roadmap, and no promise of a happy ending.
The Washington Post published a fantastic op-ed this morning on the forces that have undermined the Democratic Party.