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The North tolerates more ideological diversity

Last year’s mid-term elections marked the end of a decades-long transition as white Southerners abandoned the Democratic Party en masse. For a decade or so as this process gained momentum, it looked as though the South might, for the first

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Posted in Election 2016, Illinois, Neo-Confederate, Political Theory

Staten Island, Ferguson, and the Democrats

When Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the funeral of slain New York City police officers, thousands of officers in attendance turned their back on him. Since then they have engaged in a series of work stoppages. Their grievance?

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Posted in Civil Rights, Neo-Confederate, Race, Republican Party

A reality-check on the 2014 results

For Republicans looking for ways that the party can once again take the lead in building a nationally relevant governing agenda, there is one vital takeaway from this year’s election. It starts with a graphic. Behold the Blue Wall: The

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Posted in Election 2014, Election 2016

The Green Party and Libertarians deserve to be loathed

If Republican Bruce Rauner loses the Illinois Governor’s race it is very likely that the Libertarians will bear some of the blame. The State Board of Elections rejected the Green Party candidates’ petition to be included on the ballot while

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Posted in Illinois

What Kansas says about our political future

Democrats got a huge boost this month in their campaign to maintain control of the Senate when their candidate in Kansas dropped out of the race. That’s pretty much everything you need to know about the declining influence of both

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Posted in Election 2014, Republican Party
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