Don’t believe the third-party hype: 50 years from now Republicans and Democrats will still dominate American politics. The Constitution of the United States makes no mention of political parties. America’s first president, George Washington, abhorred them. He spent a large part of what turned out to be his most influential presidential message, his Farewell Address of 1796, warning the country against the dangers of what he called “factions.” Yet Americans ignored that warning and […]