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Election Day

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On November 5, 2019
Election day is upon us. Soon, we’ll be treated to extreme over-interpretations of a handful of electoral events in unrepresentative states. Let’s call this an open thread for all elections today. What I’ll be watching: the Virginia legislative races, of course. The community of gamblers so degenerate they feel the need to bet on stuff […]

On Caucuses

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On March 7, 2012
Over at the Prospect I wade into the debate about the use of caucuses in the presidential selection process. I think the current system works tolerably well, although I don’t oppose regulation in principle and could be convinced that an all-primary system would be better.

Good Election News!

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On November 8, 2011

Ohio union-busting law goes down. 63% no. Maine vote-suppression law goes down.   Oh noes, gays and lesbians might be able to vote! Looks like the Mississippi Life Begins At Conception and Ends At B

Hochul Wins

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On May 24, 2011

It will be interesting to see the Pain Caucus try to rationalize away this one. Personal to Dems: voting to get rid of Medicare to fund upper-class tax cuts is enormously unpopular, and almost every H

Politics 101

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On May 23, 2011
If NY-26 has taught us anything, it’s that it would take Mark Penn-level incompetence to screw up the political gift that even remotely marginal Republican legislators gave their prospective Democratic opponents by voting for the Ryan plan. It takes similar incompetence not to have understood how unpopular getting rid of Medicare to finance massive upper-class […]
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