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Crist, Rubio Target Disaffected Voters

May 8th, 2010

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This piece was originally published in National Journal.

Right now, there are two sources of discontent in the country. One is anti-government. The other is anti-politics. Both are on the Florida ballot this year.

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The Tea Party: Goldwater 2.0

April 24th, 2010

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This piece was originally published in National Journal.

If you are of a certain age, the “tea party” movement may evoke a distant memory, the takeover of the Republican Party by Barry Goldwater’s supporters in 1964. The two political movements share the same driving force — not personal discontent, but ideological outrage.

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Polarized Parties Play Parliament

April 16th, 2010

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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.

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