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Republicans are missing their ride

Wouldn’t it be great for Republicans to line up behind a massively popular force that pits entrepreneurship and innovation against corrupt political interests? Even better, what if that same force was helping ordinary people improve their lives and opening up

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Posted in Economics, Republican Party, Technology, Uncategorized

Republicans for Same Sex Marriage

This is what the GOP might look like when the culture wars finally end. Republicans in Massachusetts have openly backed same sex marriage, joining an amicus brief filed by former RNC Chair and Bush Administration official Ken Mehlman. Almost all

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Posted in Civil Rights, Neo-Confederate, Religious Right

Remembering the GOP before the Neo-Confederates

We have largely come to accept that our political parties are ideologically driven and geographically aligned. Yet, only a short time ago these stark divisions did not exist. The 1994 wave election marked the beginning of a Neo-Confederate renaissance that

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Posted in Election 2016, Neo-Confederate

What the Republican Party could be

The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men; their greed and arrogance…and the corruption in business and politics, have tended to produce a very unhealthy condition of excitement and irritation in the popular mind which shows itself in the

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Posted in Republican Party

Losing the culture war – by the numbers

Gallup released some interesting survey results this week on people’s views of the “moral acceptability” of a wide range of issues. Here’s the graphic from Gallup: Record high comfort levels with divorce and abortion are interesting, but the more interesting

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Posted in Religious Right

The Danger in Republican Climate Denial

Climate change is an issue so uniquely suited to the needs of the dying global left that it feels too perfectly tailored to be a coincidence.  We are being asked to accept that the accumulating exhaust of the Industrial Revolution

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Posted in Climate Change

Republican Minority Outreach Will Not Be Easy

“White Democrats will desert their party in droves the minute it becomes a black party.” Kevin Phillips, author of The Emerging Republican Majority, in 1968 Republicans are realizing that a willingness to be [mostly] polite to black people is insufficient

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