“Is the right-wing era over? Not yet” first appeared on PeoplesWorld.org on January 11, 2013. Read it on PeoplesWorld.org.
Is the era of right-wing ascendancy over? I would argue that it is a bit premature to reach that conclusion.
Now don’t get me wrong. Right-wing extremism isn’t the same animal that it was a decade or two ago. Its “glory days” are behind it. The outcome of the elections last year – not to mention the divisions in the Republican Party that are cropping up now around the fiscal cliff and the president’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary – reflect a political movement that is no longer in a commanding position politically and ideologically.