For years, liberals have argued that polarization his little to do with the Democratic Party—which they see as largely centrist—and everything to do with a Republican Party, which has moved far to the right since the 1970s. Recent research from political scientists Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal, who have measured polarization and ideological shifts in Congress, confirms that theory.
'CENTRISTS' CAN STILL SCREW EVERYTHING UP.... Three months ago, when there seemed to be some momentum towards passing health care reform before the August recess, a group of Senate "centrists" -- two Republicans, three Democrats, an... Read Post
Earlier today Senator Arlen Specter left the Republican Party and he is now a Democrat. A Republican for 43 years, Senator Specter has chosen to leave a party that he says has moved far to the right and join Senate Democrats as they... Read Post
Ambers largely blames political polarization in the House on redistricting: [U]ltimately, both the Democratic and Republican parties are responsible for the strategy that has so polarized this chamber of Congress in the first place.... Read Post