This is the first in a new feature I’ll do weekly. Since I read (at least) dozens of articles and scores to hundreds of blog posts every week related to the stuff we talk about all the time, I thought I’d start sharing the very best and insightful of them with the group. Since it’s a convention week, these are mainly about the GOP’s ideology and evolution.
- Given all our recent talk on racism in the GOP, I felt I should link to this: Political science research shows that racist individuals are roughly evenly divided between the two parties. Of course, this says nothing about which party is more comfortable actually appealing to racial resentments to win elections. But, racists do NOT just inhabit one party.
- Nonetheless, here’s yet one more measure of the dramatic rightward shift of the GOP: The evolution of the official Party platforms over the last 50 years.
- But, ultimately, the Republican Party Has to – and Will – Change. A must read.
- Is Obama the real conservative? A must read.
Sorry to be so partisan in the first installment of weekly links. But, it’s convention week where they are trying to highlight the differences betweenty the parties, so I thought I would, too.