America’s major political parties recently held highly watched, media-friendly conventions; all the while, political history was changing and electoral coalitions were realigning. In Cleveland, the Republicans pointedly critiqued the current administration with scarcely hidden motifs of anxiety and fear. Conversely, the Democrats nostalgically sought to show the appeals of continuity and present a new way forward. In their own ways, both parties continued down their centuries-long trajectory while simultaneously radically diverging from their recent forms.Read More
Donald Trump has officially announced his pick for vice president.
Mike Pence, the 50th governor of Indiana, will join the presumptive nominee’s ticket as they attempt to rally enough voters to defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election.
Many pundits have viewed the decision as low-risk, low-reward. Here are the positives and negatives of the choice...Read More