Fundamentally, we are looking at a transformed Southern political system dominated by the Republican Party, particularly in the deep South. Southern Democrats would be well-served to do some sober thinking about their predicament in a still-reddening political environment.
Southern Democracy is not dead. But Southern Democrats must devote serious long-term attention and energy to an alternative future -- still different culturally, more moderate politically, and less burdened with traditional baggage ... Read Post
Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party... Read Post
As the current, unfolding election season demonstrates, the excitement and energy of partisan politics lies mainly in Republican campaigns in the South, while the historically-dominant Democrats mainly sit and stew in envy. Read Post