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Nobody was ever going to out-mediocre them again






Today’s history lesson: Back home in Arkansas after Georgetown University, Oxford, and Yale Law School, William Jefferson Clinton ran for governor in 1978, and won. He had previously run–in his twenties–for the U.S. House of Representatives and lost, then for state Attorney General and won. In 1979, he became the youngest governor in the U.S. Read More

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The low-class Washington, D.C., chattering classes






The chattering classes are lower-class than the masses. We have seen this before. In 2002 and 2003, millions of ‘ordinary’ Americans figured something was wrong about wantonly invading Iraq. That perception was not shared, however, by established media authorities including George F. Will, Charles Krauthammer, the entire Republican noise machine, the three original major television Read More

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The Elephant and the Denatured Donkey in the Room






As the New Hampshire presidential primary approaches (February 9), the national political press is consumed with speculation over Donald Trump’s lead in the GOP. Secondarily, it is speculating over how well Sen. Bernie Sanders’ lead on the Democratic side will hold up. The corollary re the GOP is that establishment candidates must be ‘winnowed’, so Read More

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Elections 2014, and New York District 21 Is Looking Weird






Elections 2014, and New York District 21 Is Looking Weird Okay, this is just strange. A former GWBush official is running for Congress in an upstate New York district, and polls show the race as close. Admittedly, the official in question–Elise Stefanik–was only a minor official under Bush, and New York’s 21st District does not Read More

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Iraq escalation benefits only Jeb Bush






Iraq escalation benefits only Jeb Bush Senator McCain presents as someone who figures it’s his turn, per generally the way GOP presidential nominations work—the next man in line steps up, wins the nomination usually without too much difficulty, and then wins or loses the general election. The occasional exception like Barry Goldwater is characterized for Read More

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