Post-2016 tribalism has put defensiveness at the forefront of politics. Particularly on the right, Reagan’s 11th Commandment—don’t insult members of your own party—has always held…View More To Remain Viable, Political Parties Require Internal Debate
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Given the place of preeminence the pursuit of happiness holds in American culture, it is perhaps not surprising that contentment seems to be at the…View More Is efficacy a laudable political virtue?
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Discrimination is an operative force in politics; a functioning government must calculate what courses of action are likely to benefit the citizenry and the nation…View More America’s Party Culture, Part 2: Destructive Behavior
An efficacious politics requires some degree of exclusivity, even in a democratic society. A functional government is built on choice; politicians must sort through vast…View More America’s Party Culture, Part 1: An Exclusive Club