Third Way Perspectives
Posts Tagged ‘populism’
April 16th, 2010
This piece was originally posted in National Journal.
American politics is becoming more parliamentary. British politics is becoming more presidential. Oddly, though, the countries are moving further apart, not closer. In the United States, the major parties are shifting toward greater polarization. In Britain, where an election has been called for May 6, all signs point toward a more centrist government.
February 23rd, 2010
This piece was originally published in Politico.
Why does President Barack Obama strike so many voters as an elitist? Because he is, by style and temperament, an “NPR Democrat.” He’s smart, cool and rational — “All Things Considered.” Conservatives do not consider all things. They consider only what they damn well want to consider. Sarah Palin got off a zinger when she told the tea party convention, “We need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at a lectern.”