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Bill Clinton Was Bad

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On March 15, 2021
Charles Blow on how we should think about the Clinton presidency. But Clinton’s record, particularly with respect to Black and brown Americans and the poor, was marked by catastrophic miscalculation. It was characterized by tacking toward a presumed middle — “triangulation,” the administration called it — which on some levels, abandoned and betrayed the minority […]
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Hillary, Bill, and Race

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On February 17, 2016
To what extent does Hillary Clinton deserve responsibility for her husband’s policies? How much credit should she get for the good ones? How much should we damn her for the bad ones? How much of the politics of the 1990s matter in the 2010s? These are important questions because Hillary is running in part on […]

Scaife

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On July 4, 2014

Hope you all aren’t too torn up by the demise of Richard Mellon Scaife. Hard to lose such a good and kindly citizen. Also: Richard Mellon Scaife died on July 4, 2014. His last words were, "

Clinton and the Drug War

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On December 10, 2012
I don’t want to make a big deal out of something that really probably isn’t, but I do think there is some significance to Bill Clinton declaring the drug war a failure. It matters precisely because of the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. Clinton is basically on the campaign trail now […]
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More on the Meetup

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On June 17, 2009

I’m the one with the tight sweater… More on what was discussed at TAPPED, and from Samhita, Emily Douglas, Chris Bowers, and Lindsay. Amanda Terkel has a transcript.

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