In today’s America, what is the opposite of a liberal Democrat? Most people would say “a conservative Republican.” But I would like to argue something different…

The New Iron Triangle

In the 1980s we were introduced to the idea of an Iron Triangle in politics that locked out the interests of the people. Today, there’s a New Iron Triangle. And it’s worse.

The Paradox...and the Problem

Republicans in Congress have been able to move considerably to the right with very little consequence.  It’s a political paradox, and one that raises two big questions: why, and why is it a problem?