The Coming Populist Majority

The Coming Populist Majority

• Polling results reveal a very populist streak that will make it hard for entrenched leaders on both the right and the left to maintain their preferential treatment of bankers. • 93% believe its important to regulate financial services. • 80% support the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.…

GOP Fundamentalists Left Behind By Modern World

GOP Fundamentalists Left Behind by Modern World

• Today's republican party is going throught the classic fundamentalist response to the modern age. They are going backwards in areas of social tolerance and feel resentment for being left behind. • Their reaction parallels the dysfunction of Islamists who cannot cope with modernity, and therefore, they surrender even more…

Rise Of The New Left

Rise of the New Left

• Sociologist Karl Mannheim argued that political generations are formed by what historical disruptions occur during their 'plastic years.' • An entire generation of Millennials entered their plastic years during the Bush era and experienced all the drawbacks of a deregulated government and a destroyed economy. This has shaped the…

The New Progressive Majority

The New Progressive Majority

• The data shows that America is far more progressive on most issues than conventional wisdom indicates. On cultural wedge issues, the trend is even further to the left. • Conservatives are losing badly to progressives on social issues like gay and reproductive rights. This serves as a bellwether for…

America Is A Center-Left Nation

America is a Center-Left Nation

• Polling shows clear majorities for the progressive agenda regarding: government regulation of business, health care, progressive taxation, infrastructure spending, and gay and reproductive rights. • Demographic trends show conservatives are aging and declining in numbers, with the population of whites becoming less than 50% of the population by 2042.…