Published July 28, 2020 in Warp& Woof Manifesto for the Next Four Years We Know What Needs to be Done William Sundwick Joe Biden can get there, with help from Congress. But it will take more than a historic landslide on November 3. It will take clear-eyed commitment from the AmericanContinue reading “Manifesto for the Next Four Years”
Published October 26, 2019 in Warp & Woof Leftist or Liberal? Where Do You Fit? William Sundwick Modern liberalismgoes back a long way. Let’s start with John Locke in the 17thcentury. He came up with the idea that governments exist to serve the needs of the people. Obvious to us now, but directly opposed toContinue reading “Leftist or Liberal?”
Published August 22, 2019 in Warp & Woof The Center Cannot Hold A Primer for 21st Century Political Labels William Sundwick Left and Right. It all started in 1789 with Louis XVI and his National Assembly. The body was reaction to the revolution that year, and the storming of the Bastille. The king knew heContinue reading “The Center Cannot Hold”
Great opinion piece from Slate — follow-up to “2020 Campaign Notes” — Joe Biden, the counter-intuitive candidate?
Published June 4, 2018 in Warp & Woof American Politics for the 21st Century Making the Old New Again William Sundwick Something has happened to the American political order in the last few years – both before and since the last Presidential election. Neither major political party is “your father’s” Democratic or Republican Party. PartisansContinue reading “American Politics for the 21st Century”
Published June 17, 2017 in Warp & Woof Making of a Lefty Populism Isn’t Only for the Right William Sundwick Things have changed in American politics over the last hundred years. In 1917, there was a Democratic Party that had embraced the soul of the Progressive Era (started by Republicans), seemingly dedicated to a “FairContinue reading “Making of a Lefty”
Published April 26, 2017 in Warp & Woof The Professional Class in America: Time to Step Aside? William Sundwick Lately, there has been much written about the changing role in American politics (perhaps, Western democracies, in general) of the upper middle class – we are now calling them the “professional class.” How did this socialContinue reading “The Professional Class in America: Time to Step Aside?”
Even Forbes publishes opinion piece where Republicans are called out on the basic reasoning behind their health care plan!