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The Revolution Will Be Kuhnian.

The Starting Point For Thinking About American Democracy

The question is: how did this happen? Jon Chait describes the remarkable reality perfectly

The general operating method of Republican politics is to use ethnonationalist resentment to generate support for elite-driven anti-government policy. That is, there is one basket of issues Republicans use to harvest votes — talking tough against communists or terrorists; defending the flag; posturing against criminals; getting tough on welfare cheats — and then the different basket of policy objectives they spend their political capital on — tax cuts for the rich, deregulation for business.

This is the fact that must be explained. This is the truth that must be understood. It is extremely odd.  

Give Them Money, Not Old Clothes

If Only They Did Care What Their Readers Wanted