American History is a Sad History

The appeals – especially from Romney and the right, who seem to believe in a 1950’s American utopia – to American exceptionalism are peaking right about now, the days before the election. Perhaps we have to do this, as a modern democracy, but it...

Wedge Issues ’08: A Historical Preview

As we get closer to November, I thought it would be useful to examine the devil in modern politics. The wedge issue. What role will it have this fall, and will it once again doom Democrats chances for the White House? What is a wedge issue? It’s simple....

Debuking the Post-NH Media Narratives

The media narratives are out. The Clinton’s, once again the Comeback Kids, the race is thrown into disarray. With New Hampshire and Iowa finished, and we have no idea who will be the nominee on either side of the aisle, no clear frontrunner on either side. So...