60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: Democracy

Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll for February 2017. As a new administration takes office in Washington, it is fitting that this month’s poll centers on democracy. In Greece, where democracy was conceived, its literal translation was “rule of the commoners” but it may have been defined most succinctly […] Read more »

Parties of the Left, Wake Up!

Center-left parties in America and Europe are struggling. They are struggling for three reasons: First, they have failed to offer a credible response to the period of prolonged income stagnation and growing inequality; second, they have become part of the political-business-elite accommodation that the public views as corrupt; and third, […] Read more »

Hillary Clinton’s Juggling Act

Has the Democratic Party joined the Republican Party in becoming inhospitable to the accommodation of intraparty factions? Hillary Clinton must juggle three competing interest groups: her party’s upscale pro-trade, globalist wing; its underdog minority wing; and organized labor. She is paying a price for her triple allegiance. CONT. Thomas B. […] Read more »

Americans Really Dislike Trump, Clinton. So Why Aren’t Third Parties Doing Better?

So many things about this election are unprecedented — and one of the most obvious is how much voters dislike the candidates. By now, everyone knows that this year features the two most unpopular presumptive major-party candidates on record. But in some ways, Americans’ dislike of the presidential candidates isn’t […] Read more »