Class not race is the key to America’s drift leftward

Met with overwhelmingly with relief, President Obama’s victory in last week’s election may at first sight appear a flimsy thing: the electoral college may have been overwhelming, but the popular vote was narrow. Yet there is some genuine cause to be more optimistic for America: even The Spectator believes the US is heading leftward, ‘whoever the candidate might be’. Continue reading

Obama election relief as Tea Party hits its high watermark

The overwhelming reaction to Obama’s election victory is relief. Relief that the election was decisive enough to avoid a repeat of 2000′s shenanigans, but relief primarily that the US has not voted for a UK-style double dip recession: that is they have not voted to cut the public sector too far too fast and so remove demand from the Continue reading