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Thornton Hall

The Revolution Will Be Kuhnian.

Dems And Repubs May be Same Genus, But Not Same Species

Thoughts on the way Citizens United caused GOP primaries to go to Crazy Town inspired by Ed Kilgore


The thing is, we have two very different animals lumped together as "parties". One is a political organization with ideas (right and wrong) about what is best for the country considered as a whole: one country, one tribe.

The other rejects the identity between America and Americans. They have no opinion whatsoever as to what's best for the country as a whole. They are a collection of overlapping tribes seeking to win a zero sum game against competing tribes.

Citizens United affects these two groups very differently. Especially as the Internet allows for democratic mass small donations.


NYT Exonerates Itself For Ignoring Police Murder: "We didn't have a video tape"

Frank Rich: Thornton Was Right About "Way of the Whigs"

Frank Rich: Thornton Was Right About "Way of the Whigs"