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On November 5, 2004
Kevin Drum has a great post mocking the silly contention that the Democrats are doomed because they can’t win in the south, while one never hears that the Republicans are doomed because they can’t win in the northeast or the west coast. Which makes it all the more strange that he would fall hook, line and sinker […]

The Stupidest Taboo

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On November 4, 2004

Jesse Taylor, as you probably know, is under conservative fire for his indisputably correct observation that mobilizing homophobia was a decisive factor in the presidential elections because of the

Eternal Sunshine

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On November 4, 2004

The more I think about it, the more I think this is my movie of the year so far (although I still haven’t seen Vera Drake), and I’m not sure if I don’t agree with Rob that it may be

A New Federalism?

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On November 4, 2004
This map is making the rounds. I can certainly see the appeal. More seriously, but in a similar spirit, I’ve seen a few people not in comment threads elsewhere, as well as real-life mutterings, suggest that perhaps the time has come for a new commitment to federalism. We all know that the blue states support the […]

What Is to Be Done?- Part II

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On November 4, 2004

Part II 1) Build on the organizational and structural steps forward we’ve made. We’ve made progress in three areas, to varying degrees. Our best progress came in terms of fundraising. We were far

What is Not to Be Done?

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On November 3, 2004
My momma told me as a young boy, “Son, don’t ever become such an arrogant fool that you think the world wants (or even worse, needs) to read your manifesto.” Sorry, Mom. Not really a manifesto, actually, as much as my off-the-cuff, rambling, frustrated attempt to think in a forward fashion. It’s presented in two […]

Disgrace

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On November 3, 2004

Given that I have no influence on the public discourse, I can safely say that as of now it would be reasonable to call the election for Bush. It’s over. This is a dark day for the United States.

That Liberal Media

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On November 2, 2004

Obviously, it looks very, very bad. I may have a postmortem to write before bed. But I want to state forcefully that it is an utter travesty that the networks–almost certainly bullied by Fox, ju

Good Question

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On November 2, 2004

Josh Marshall asks: Why no more network coverage of the flurry of lawsuits across Ohio? This is what the election is coming down to. And it’s not being reported. Interviews with party chairs, no

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