Whenever Republicans lose a close election, they claim there was rampant voter fraud. Whenever Democrats lose a close election, their backers jump to the conclusion that voting machinery must have been hacked or tampered with. When it’s all said and done, one side is always going to feel jilted. But it’s time to move on. […]
The 2016 election showed that the rural/urban divide is wider than ever. Truly understanding where the interests of rural voters come from requires sincere effort to relate to their sense of place and way of life and unique challenges. In this commentary by Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation, we learn the necessity of empathy in […]
In this commentary, Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe discusses the state of the Democratic Party in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shocking election. What does the party need to change? Will the Republican Party survive a Trump presidency?
On election night Stephen Colbert tried to remind us that we shouldn’t think about politics too long, that the bipolar echo chambers of our body politic causes us to hate each other when we don’t take time to remember what brings us all together. That said, in this week’s edition of Democracy Checkup, Correspondent Mike […]
The election is just around the corner! In this commentary, Mike McCabe of Blue Jean Nation takes the time to think about a man who also nearly lost the republic: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln gave the country the perfect definition of democracy, but we may not be living up to that system today. In today’s installment, […]
More and more prominent Republicans are calling ‘take backs’ on their support for Trump. Why are Republicans turning on Trump but not owning up to the candidate they created? In this commentary, Mike McCabe of Blue Jean Nation tells us why.