My concern is somewhat different. Like Sean, I tend to think that Republicans and Democrats will be more or less evenly-matched in the decades to come, as the contours of what it means to be a Republican or a Democrat will shift as necessary to form viable minimum winning coalitions. Yet as Sean acknowledges, the ideological center of gravity could nevertheless move leftward. That is why I agree with Yuval Levin regarding the importance of 2012: the president’s health law threatens to entrench and exacerbate many of the most dysfunctional aspects of the U.S. health system, and with each passing year it will get harder to reverse. Conservatives tend to fret about the increase in dependency among working and middle income voters, but I suspect the transfer of resources to medical providers will ultimately prove more important. As health entitlements expand and crowd out other government functions, there is no question that there will still be a “left” and a “right” in U.S. politics. But that is perfectly compatible with the already-bleak prospects of reducing public expenditures (and the use of off-balance-sheet vehicles, etc.) getting even bleaker over time.
Parents have had enough of the politicization of their local schools. And even if the schools themselves can't see it yet, they will soon.
Every good prosecutor will tell you that the best case is a strong circumstantial case — and that’s exactly what we have.
A Grad Student Tried to Correct a Misleading COVID Narrative. Rebekah Jones Tried to Ruin His Career for It
Jon Taylor had a disagreement with Jones over COVID data, so she falsely accused him of sexual harassment.
On the unforced errors of America’s most political doctor.
The demands of nightly doses of craven partisanship for year upon year have ruined him.
Donald Trump really does believe that he, along with two former GOP senators, will be ‘reinstated’ to office this summer.
The Left and the Right both get him wrong.
Viewpoint neutrality should be legally mandated.
On the menu today: the Supreme Court rules against shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, investors anticipate a capital-gains hike, and more.
‘They have my word, I'll stick with what they've proposed,’ Biden said.
Public schools have fostered civic unity around American ideals.
The Capitol riot was not an insurrection as federal law understands the term.