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?”

Early Episodes of American Socialism


In last week’s column, I posed the question of whether Barack Obama was a socialist or not, given the current definition of the ideology.  I think the evidence is clear that he is. Obama likes to boast that we, as a nation, have learned from our history.  But, as he seeks to implement more socialism,Continue reading “Early Episodes of American Socialism”