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J. E. Blanton
J.E. Blanton is a researcher and writer in Washington, D.C. He blogs at PostWestphalian.com.

Political scientist Clinton Rossiter concluded his 1960 work Parties and Politics in America with the following formula: “No America without democracy, no democracy without politics, no politics without parties, no parties without compromise and moderation.” In the case of a…

Invocations of the divine have always been part of American public life, going back to the assertion in the Declaration of Independence that “all men … are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” When Thomas Jefferson wrote of…

During his victory speech following the April 19 New York Republican primary, Donald Trump repeated what has become a common refrain from his campaign of late: that the Republican nominating process is “crooked” and “rigged.” The solution, Trump proposed, is…

During his victory speech following the April 19 New York Republican primary, Donald Trump repeated what has become a common refrain from his campaign of late: that the Republican nominating process is “crooked” and “rigged.” The solution, Trump proposed, is…

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