Other Politics

...and other stuff

Would Everyone Please Shut Up for 48 hours?

It’s language I try not to use, but would everyone please shut up for a while? How about two days? That’s not too much to ask, is it? The accusations and finger-pointing are getting out of hand. And tiring. And depressing. And divisive. Maybe the cable TV folks could...

Why Working-class Whites Aren’t Giving Up on Trump

“In some countries working-class groups have proved to be the most nationalistic and jingoistic sector of the population,” wrote the highly esteemed sociologist and political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset — 60 years ago last month. In his seminal article “Democracy...

Biden, Unions and the Politics of 2020

Shortly after former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, he received his first union endorsement. “I couldn’t be more proud to have the International Association of Fire Fighters on my team,” Biden tweeted...