Hope

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On November 5, 2004
As always, Paul Krugman says it better than anyone: President Bush isn’t a conservative. He’s a radical – the leader of a coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is. Part of that coalition wants to tear down the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt, eviscerating Social Security and, eventually, Medicare. Another part wants to break down 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 […]

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, just like in 2000–have called Ohio for Bush, when it’s entirely possible that it could (at a minimum) be within range […]
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