By E.J. Dionne Jr. —So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And these voters will matter a great deal to the elections in 2016 and beyond.
A report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission in the U.K. found that wealthy, middle class parents are making sure that their children’s smarter, financially disadvantaged peers stay put in the socioeconomic hierarchy.
Professor of cognitive science George Lakoff argues convincingly that the left makes several grave mistakes with regards to how it frames issues and by doing so has ceded important ground to the right.
The international financial organization has warned of economic trouble ahead for the eurozone as worry over Greece lingers, unemployment remains high and the banking sector struggles to shake off the residue of the financial crisis.