Will the Republican Party finally go the way of the Whigs?


It doesn’t happen very often but occasionally a political party folds up its tent and goes home.  In the 1850s, the once proud Whig Party of Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster collapsed. The main culprit was the expansion of slavery into the federal territories, a volatile issue that became a fissure, splittingContinue reading “Will the Republican Party finally go the way of the Whigs?”

Clearing Up the Confusion of Party Ideology


When discussing the history of the two major political parties and their ideologies, most people have a tendency to get very confused and with good reason. Both major parties of today have their origins in the early 1790s, coming out of disputes in George Washington’s Cabinet between Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Secretary ofContinue reading “Clearing Up the Confusion of Party Ideology”