Topic | austerity

Identity Politics, the Brexit Vote, and the American Election

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What went down in England yesterday was a surprise to a whole lot of pundits and political analysts. Many of them¬†missed the mark, believing the Leave side of the Brexit vote would fail. Obviously, it didn’t. Why the surprise? I think they underestimated the power of identity politics. All politics is identity politics. Identity¬†is the […]

On Obama, Drones, Deportation, Austerity, and the Vote

My last post, about why I voted for Obama-Biden in ’08 and will again, inspired some pretty strong criticism. Since most of the commentary has been off-line, and many points of criticism that deserve air time were raised, I’m taking another stab at this to get more of you in the discussion. First, I have […]