How a Cultural Phony War Can Become Very Real

February 23, 2005 - The central idea of Thomas Frank's fine book, What's the Matter with Kansas?, is that the modern right wing is powered by a contradiction: the grassroots, the ground troops of the movement, are recruited on the basis of a culture war against liberalism; but the politicians they put in power are conc

Remember Iraq?

February 22, 2005 - Last Friday, there was a piece in the Washington Post about plans for anti-war protests on March 19, the 2nd anniversary of the Iraq war. The lead pointed to an important and growing constituency in the anti-war movement:

A Progressive Legacy

February 22, 2005 - The New Orleans Times-Picayune ran a piece on Sunday that roughly summed up the two major camps that have emerged on the question of "how should Democrats approach the South."

Who's In the Party?

February 21, 2005 - Last week, the Annenberg Public Policy Center released part of the results of its 2004 Election Survey, a national poll of registered voters.