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Deep Thought

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On January 4, 2009
I’m guessing that the percentage of Republican Senators who 1)will refuse to seat Al Franken and encourage Norm Coleman to pursue months of futile lawsuits and 2)who complained that Al Gore was a “sore loser” for not conceding after Fox News called Florida for Bush is roughly 100%. Share

More Political Expertise In Malkinland

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On December 17, 2008
Former Cap’n Morrissey gives us a rousing chorus of “Kumbayah”: Racial divide? Didn’t this election prove that our racial divide had moved to the past? Barack Obama didn’t win from the black vote — he won a majority of white voters as well. While racism will never get completely stamped out, it has thankfully faded […]

Moneyball Campaigning

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On November 15, 2008

I think Ezra gets this right. Obama’s primary campaign, in particular, was clearheaded, methodical and rational, focusing on delegates rather than “media cycles” and other mystical n

Victory and its Aftermath

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On November 4, 2008

To a degree, I share Paul’s melancholy attitude about election night. If McCain somehow wins, I guess it’s 50/50 whether I’ll react by squeezing all my rage, disappointment, and crus

Election Day, Toddler Edition

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On November 4, 2008

The wife and I voted in Juneau this morning, about 15 minutes after the polls opened. We brought the kid with us; she’s only two-and-a-half, but she was pretty excited to be there. She joined bo

The Infomercial

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On October 30, 2008

I was working so have only seen brief excerpts — was it this good? Certainly, Tom Brady is even better than Katarina Witt. (I’m guessing that very few people still wish that Mark Penn was

The Perils of Contrarianism

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On October 25, 2008

Perhaps someone ought to remind Craig Crawford that an important feature of a well executed Hail Mary pass involves throwing the ball in the direction of the correct end zone…. Share

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