The Democrats took a beating in the 2016 Presidential Election. Hillary Clinton was a very flawed candidate and those running the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were not much better.After such an election, it would be natural to think the DNC would do some self-reflection to analyze why voters did not choose their candidate for President and why they lost Congressional seats. Instead, the DNC and other Democrats have chosen to blame others. This is the last gasp of a failed political party....
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political Parties
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Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit?In Political Realism, Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption and increase participation have stripped political leaders and organizations of the tools they need to forge compromises and make them stick. Fortunately, he argues, much of the damage can be undone by rediscovering political realism. Instead of trying to drive private money away out of politics, how about channeling it to strengthen parties and leaders? Instead of doubling down on direct democracy, how about giving political professionals more ...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Political Parties, Practical Politics
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