Yesterday, Ross Perot, the self-made billioniare and 1992 Independent Presidential candidate passed away from luekemia at the age of 89. Perot, known for speaking from the hip and galvanizing a passionate following, trumpeted issues Trump ran and won on almost … Continue reading Did Perot Cost HW Reelection?
In the last few weeks, nothing has rocked the political world more than the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stepping in and redrawing the state’s “unfair” GOP drawn Congressional maps. For historical context, the maps were drawn after the GOP wave of … Continue reading The Dangers of Undoing Gerrymandering
Emboldened by a struggling Republican President and recent legislative special election wins Democrats counterattacked and unveiled a new slogan and set of policies geared to helping the “working American.” The slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages,” was … Continue reading Same Old Democratic Ideas
Consistent readers of my articles here at American Watchmen and my column know how I have been highly skeptical of the Democratic Party. The party is becoming more ideologically pure and left of center at time when the Republican Party … Continue reading The Democrats Path Back To Power
America has become deeply polarized not just along racial, gender and class lines but also along geography (driven in many cases by a divide between rural and urban counties). But, it is the less thought of divide that might benefit … Continue reading The Political Economy of States May Save Republicans