After the Democrats' Debacle
Against The Current vol. 149

The Editors
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/3086

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/11/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13706

How far have politics “moved to the right” in the United States — and for how long? Although we’re going to press before the November 2 midterm elections, you’re probably reading it after the anticipated Democratic debacle and the attendant speculation about the viability of the Obama presidency. Whether the Democrats have retained slim majority control of one or both houses of Congress obviously matters for some legislative purposes and power relations, but our view of the broad trends is pretty much the same either way.