Figures like Biden and Buttigieg, who dominate the ranks of both parties, symbolize our aversion to the risks of change, even when change is our last hope.
What the Bidens did and didn’t do in Ukraine is dull, complex, entirely legal, but indicative of the long rot in our democracy. As a result, you’ll never hear it explained on TV.
For tenured Democrats, the folks who survived the party’s contraction and prospered over the past few decades, the Trump Era is a golden age of wine and roses, in which their jobs have never been easier or more secure. They are in no hurry to see it end.
Epstein is not merely a pedophile or a pimp, but a dangerous political pioneer. Until we find the will and the methods to counter the new machine, the rest of our political engagement will be wasted. We are approaching the Dunkirk of liberal democracy.
Labor unions, like political parties, are tools. Using the wrong tool makes jobs slower, and reduces odds of success. Workers are rejecting labor unions in their present form because they are the wrong tool. Instead of simply shouting at them louder, we should perhaps listen.
The man who stood at the Berlin Wall and taunted a dictator believed a world with fewer barriers was a world Americans would dominate. That was the Republican Party I joined as soon as I was old enough to vote.
Yes, the stakes are high and yes, every vote counts and yes, we need to take this very seriously. But no, this is not the most important election of our lifetimes and we’d be wise to remember that.
Here’s how this program would actually work, once it’s been ground into political sausage.
So what exactly is the devil’s bargain then? It is this: gerrymandering allows you to win close elections, but makes you more susceptible to being washed out in wave elections.
On December 8, 2016, in a clarion call to action, Political Orphan’s founder, Chris Ladd, challenged his readers to begin mobilizing. “Next spring is not the time to figure out how you plan to get engaged in politics,” he warned, urging immediate action “while things are quiet and there are …