Category Archives: Electioneering

Dissent Magazine: “Normcore:” Channeling the anti-Trump #Resistance, a slew of recent books seeks to reduce democracy to a defense of political “norms.” But overcoming today’s crisis will take more political imagination.

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/normcore-trump-resistance-books-crisis-of-democracy

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Intelligence Squared US: Automation Will Crash Democracy – Ian Bremmer, Yascha Mounk, Alina Polyakova, Andrew Keen

Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond. Will the rise of robots fuel a new wave of “us versus them” populism capable of undermining democracy?

Source: Automation Will Crash Democracy | All Debates | Debates | IQ2US Debates

Whites have fled the Democratic Party. Here’s how the nation got there. – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/05/22/whites-have-fled-the-democratic-party-heres-how-the-nation-got-there/

The Democratic Party is increasingly a coalition of professional-class whites and members of ethnic and racial minority groups. Overall, the Democratic Party has made inroads among socially liberal whites while losing social and economic conservatives.

This coalition will not hold. The current “Opportunity Hoarding” debate as well as the phenomenon of gentrification will tear this coalition apart. You either make hard policy choices on how to lower the cost of healthcare, housing and college or else face defectors and fence sitters in November.