The last fourteen years of American politics are said to be the most divisive since the pre-Civil War era. Having paid attention to the news over these difficult years, this seems fairly accurate to me.
Whenever someone starts off with a flattering portion of over-the-top encomiums, it's a sure sign the other shoe is about to drop with a "thud." And so it is with What's the Matter with Kansas? author Thomas Frank who begins his take-down of Paul Krugman on
In the huge pile of efforts to analyze the Republican victory in the midterm elections, there has been a marked tendency to credit the success of the centrist Republican leadership in bringing the Tea Party under control.