How The Hispanic Vote Can Change America

The Hispanic vote went heavily for President Obama in the recently-concluded presidential election, and its aftermath is the one most obvious consequence of the usual mix of soul-searching, self-immolation and overanalysis that a losing party usually does after a presidential campaign. The Republicans are looking for a way to mobilize the Hispanic vote. This is logical and more power to them—but... More

A Real Democrat From South Boston: Social Traditionalism & Economic Populism

When you associate in socially traditional Catholic circles it’s hard to find anyone who will say anything nice about Massachusetts politics, or more broadly of the Democratic Party that mostly owns national elections in the Bay State. While Massachusetts’ people may elect a Republican to statewide office—as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney proves—it rarely goes ... More

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