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June 05, 2012


The Resilience of the Two-Party System

Thomas Edsall: "Given the scope of the demographic and ideological transformation of the United States over the last six decades, it's interesting that the two-party system has not imploded. In the face of sustained centrifugal upheaval -- including a proliferation of religious affiliations, the enfranchisement of substantial minority populations, rising levels of economic inequality, and the belief among a plurality of voters, 44 percent, that our economic system (capitalism) and the religious identification of three-quarters of the electorate (Christianity) are not compatible -- we still are a nation of Republicans and Democrats."

Andrew Sullivan: "Perhaps it's the only truly tribal option left."












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