Transpartisan alliances are one of the most powerful organizing tools available to activists today, and perhaps the only one that can force elected officials to become responsive to the will of the people on broadly popular issues. Which is why elite interests manipulate identity politics to castigate those willing to make them as apostates to their respective tribal values (“working with racists…dihmmi”) in order to discredit them and undermine their efforts.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday August 6, 2011 11:30 am|
On April 19, Geithner evidently thought he had a criminal shakedown operation well in hand. Oops.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 27, 2011 7:17 pm|
People want to disparage this whole thing as not a “real” issue – present company included. But what it says about America circa 2011 is very real.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 5, 2011 4:42 pm|
In Pew’s first poll on Libya taken after President Obama’s primetime speech to the American public they found little overall change in support for the conflict but massive partisan movement.
|By: Josh Mull Sunday June 6, 2010 8:45 am|
Examining the extremism in both American and Pakistani political discourse.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday June 3, 2010 1:45 pm|
I appreciated the opportunity to speak on today’s topic at Personal Democracy Forum 2010: “Can the internet fix politics?” Which raises the obvious question – who broke it?
Let me mention here what an honor it is to follow Newt Gingrich…