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The Civil Tube: Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?

In a new book titled, “Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?” author Thomas Frank takes aim at the Democratic party and the discord between its rhetoric as a party of the marginalized and working class and its leadership — a wealthy, wall-street oriented, elite class of individuals — who are in no way connected to, or interested in, the struggles of its base supporters.

Recently, Thomas Frank sat down for an interview on PBS Newshour. Watch below.

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R.I.P. GOP? Not So Fast.

In light of Trump’s soon-to-be nomination, I’ve seen my share of headlines  writing up the eulogy of the GOP. But to crib a quote from Mark Twain “the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Here are five reasons why.

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What if Only White People Voted?

People over at buzzfeed put together some really interesting electoral maps of the 2012 election based off of past suffrage rights.

The map below shows the electoral consequences of a white only 2012 presidential vote. As you can see, Obama would have lost rather soundly — albeit still not as badly as Carter lost in 1980.

In sum: PEOPLE OF COLOR YOUR VOTE MATTERS! EVERYWHERE.