The Atlantic’s July/August issue arrived in the mail Wednesday. It has an article on the demographic death spiral of the Republican Party. Author Peter Beinart suggests that what has happened to the G.O.P. In California (opposition to Latino immigration followed by declining electoral results) may happen to the GOP nationwide.
My reaction is that Beinart is correct, it might happen. If 2016’s politics have taught us one thing, it should be that a lot can happen that the experts fail to predict. I well remember when the Democratic Party lost five of six presidential elections (from 1968 to 1988) and many people commented on its string of losses.
The article’s good food for thought. It is here –
I continued to read Killers in the Family by Robert L. Snow. I was a bit disappointed in what I read Wednesday (pages 78-144). Snow gets into the trials and – as with so many true-crime books – things start to bog down.