This one is much easier with the print version and an easy chair, but Claude B. suggests a homework assignment for Arkansas Blog readers: George Packer’s recent article in The New Yorker suggesting that the Republican Era, thanks to a shortage of ideas, may be over.

We can dream, can’t we? Anyway, says Claude:

I’ve lived too long to take seriously the pronouncements of death for either political party (post-Goldwater, post-Nixon, post-Carter, post-Mondale, post-Dukakis, ad infinitum).

Contrast and discuss.