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The World Turned Upside Down

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On November 8, 2017
In the wake of what was a very satisfying Election Night, I want to talk about one of the less-visible signs of ideological transformations in a party, namely the conversion of former opponents to the new status quo. One of the more startling examples of this came in this morning’s New York Times, where one […]
Yesterday saw an interesting parallel in the realm of health care politics, as at the same time that Hillary Clinton was giving an interview with Ezra Klein where she explained why she thought that single payer, and especially Bernie Sanders’ version of single payer, wouldn’t work, sixteen Democratic Senators endorsed said bill. Hillary Clinton doesn’t […]
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So I don’t normally issue corrections of others’ work here, but since the New Deal is very much my manor…I have to disagree with djw and Scott on this one. (To be clear, I disagree on the historiography, not the larger point about messaging.) Did FDR hit Hoover on over-spending and promise that he’d cut […]

Book News!

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On August 23, 2017

I know I promised to return to policyblogging – and I will, I have a piece on health care and political ideology half-written – but since people on this blog helped out the Kickstarter bac

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I’m Back!

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On July 28, 2017
As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t been particularly active for some time – my last post was back in February and it took an affront to Captain America to get me to write something. My inactivity had nothing to do with a lack of interest in blogging either generally or on this […]
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