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7 Oct, 2011

The Week Politics Changed | Truthout

Washington – American politics reached a pivot point this week. A new story line will now define how voters and the media see what’s going on.

Since Election Day in 2010, the prevailing narrative has been about a resurgent conservatism, a president on the defensive, big government under attack, the deficit as the dominant issue, and the tea party as the political system’s prime mover. The backdrop for this saga has been an ailing economy.

The troubled economy, alas, is still with us. But everything else is in flux. Consider the week’s three jolts to the system.

via The Week Politics Changed | Truthout.