Populism is just as hot a force, albeit with different parameters, in the GOP base as it is among Democrats. The bigger story of American politics to come has less to do with the presidential horse race than with a pattern that has emerged steadily since the 2008 financial meltdown: The economic grievances that fueled Occupy Wall Street and the tea party are two sides of the same coin, and someone in one party or the other is going to figure out how to harness that crossover political constituency.
Confidential to the NYTimes |
posted by DAN SAVAGE on MON, MAR 28, 2011 at 9:16 AM
Long-time subscriber here. I have to say that I’m really missing Frank Rich’s Sunday op-ed column. If you’re looking to find someone who can write meaty, engaging, long-form essays for the Sunday paper that liberals and progressives will look forward all week to reading, lure Matt Taibbi away from Rolling Stone.