The 2024 Republican presidential campaign is in full swing and candidates are grappling with a number of key issues. However, one topic that has been conspicuously absent from their agenda is climate change. Despite a summer of unprecedented heat, new polls show that Republican voters still don't see global warming as a pressing concern. As William Brangham reports, neither do the Republican candidates who want to lead them. The left has contributed to this setback in its own way.
In the strategies section, I suggest tactics to reverse the alienating politics of the left that is deepening polarization, static identities, and competitive victimization and driving many Americans towards extremism. The rapid decline is asymmetric. It's being driven primarily by a very different Republican Party. At the end of the decade, intimidation maintained political order in several counties that lean towards red but still have a strong democratic plurality. These studies show that persuasion can work in primary campaigns and if subgroups are targeted with special care in general elections; the first could become more important for democracy if reforms of ranking elections and primary reform were enacted; the second requires more than simple messages, but a massive analysis of data on individual races. Allowing politicians to choose their constituents reduces trust in the system and allows for an increase in secure seats, which drives extreme candidates. However, the majority of those who commit acts of organized political violence, such as on January 6th or at Stop the Steal events, are married, middle-class and middle-aged men with children, work and who participate in church or community groups. Support for the Department of Justice's Community Relations Service must be expanded so that it can expand its role in training communities and law enforcement on methods to maintain peace, address hate crimes, and develop continuous, sustainable, community-based methods to prevent and respond to hate-fueled violence.
Nonprofit organizations with mediation experience can help expand its reach. Companies, intimidated by retaliatory legislation, try to keep their voices away from politics to do business across state lines, allowing them to be increasingly extorted for campaign donations to avoid being punished for invented political crimes. The Senate or House of Representatives must be retained and retained for 22 months from the date of the elections. In addition to retention, many state, local and territorial jurisdictions require specific security protocols for storing ballots and other election records, such as storage in a secure vault with double-lock systems that can only be opened when authorized representatives of both political parties are present. Jardina has discovered that white identity politics emerges periodically at times when the white population feels threatened, such as the current demographic moment. Voters continue to say that they want environmental concerns to be addressed and consider sustainable practices to be essential to quality of life in Arizona. While some on the right trumpet secession and others on the left would be delighted to see him go, that path is not only impractical and potentially deadly; it simply allows the same cultural and political problems to continue in the same places with a different national name. The democracy movement should invest in campaigns and expert Internet consultants as an integral part of all philanthropic donations to ensure that it's easy for people to find good information and avoid bad information. An article that ranks more than 1000 political parties from 163 countries by ideology and tactics reveals that the current Republican Party looks much more closely at authoritarian populist parties such as Fidesz (Hungarian Civic Alliance) in Hungary and the Justice and Development Party in Turkey than at the main conservative parties such as the Christian Democratic Union of Germany or the Conservative Party of Canada. Over the next four years, vigilante violence backed by state acquiescence will become a feature of politics in many jurisdictions.
Other primary election reforms include merger voting (in which small parties such as the Green Party or Working Families Party can cross-support them), proportional representation (in which the number of seats held by a political party is proportional to the party's vote in that area rather than a single candidate winning all jurisdiction by obtaining 50% +1 votes), and other systemic innovations. Information contained in voter registration records such as name, address, telephone number, and political party affiliation (in states with a party-based voter registration) is generally available to political parties and others.