Joe Knippenberg has a thoughtful piece on what we can learn about our party system and republicansim from this presidential primary season. This jibes quite nicely with Jay Cost's thoughts on party reform. Both notice that while we live in times of hyper-partisanship, our political parties are actually weaker than ever. I have been arguing this for some time, so it's good to see others sharing this view.
Joe's piece is the first of a trilogy. So look for more to come, and possibly a movie.