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Thomas F. Schaller

Columnist

Thomas F. Schaller is a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and author of "Whistling Past Dixie." His column appears Wednesdays in The Sun.

Recent Articles

  • Conservatives better suited to Congress
    Conservatives better suited to Congress

    The conventional wisdom is that if national Republicans continue to promote policies and politics that appeal mostly to older, white, married and religious voters in a country that is becoming younger, more diverse, less married and more secular, the party is doomed — if not now, then...

  • Nowhere to go but up for Southern Democrats
    Nowhere to go but up for Southern Democrats

    There have been five federal elections — three midterms and two presidential cycles — since the October 2006 publication of my book, "Whistling Past Dixie." In it I argued that, given the Democratic Party's declining southern fortunes, the party should develop a non-southern...

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