Huey Long, the Last Left Wing Populist

Submitted by Dixiecrat A century ago a hurricane swarmed Louisiana. It destroyed all in its path and allowed for a rebuilding of every institution in the state. This is not found in any meteorological records but in the elections results pages of your civics textbooks. Hurricane went by the name Huey Long, the Kingfish, and…

Phony Populism in the Instagram Age

Politicians engaging the masses on social media is a recent electoral strategy that has become more and more widespread. It’s become a hallmark of so-called populism on both the left and right. The reason this is essentially a populist trend is the way social media cuts out the middleman of communication between political leaders and…