Do parties talk about the same country?

Democratic, Republican candidates have totally different focuses

To the Democratic candidates, the 2016 presidential campaign is about shrinking the gap between rich and poor; combating climate change; and expanding voting rights, gay rights and workplace equality for women.

To listen to the Republican candidates is to hear an entirely different campaign – one that centers on defeating Islamic State terrorists, deterring a nuclear Iran, restricting abortion, and debating whether to deport illegal immigrants and construct a wall to keep them out.At a political moment of pitched voter anxiety, candidates in both parties talk in dark, sometimes apocalyptic tones – but […]