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.
George Packer argues that Dixie is losing its political power: Solidity has always been the South’s strength, and its weakness. The same Southern lock that once held the Democratic Party now divides the Republican Party from the soc... 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