What’s the Matter with Us? (Hint: It’s not the people, it’s the parties)

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Thomas Frank (What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America) presents an interesting take in the WSJ this morning on the “fake populism” that’s so popular right now.

He’s probably right that the Dems are satisfied that “those people” (i.e. disaffected independents) have nowhere else to go. Of course Jackie Salit (How the Independent Movement Went Left by Going Right) & Co. know better…

There’s a lot more where that came from over at The Hankster!