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2004 has lessons for Democrats in 2016

Published Sept. 1, 2015

My fear today, as I write this, is that 2016 is looking more like 2004 than like 2008. It's not just the coincidence of another crazy white guy from Vermont running in the Democratic primary. It's that Hillary Clinton is now being treated by Democrats like John Kerry, like she is an elitist pseudo-liberal eager to make war with both Iran and the American middle class. Which is just not true.


Does "Fighting Scott" have a fighting chance at the presidency?

Published July 16, 2015

Governor Scott Walker has pitched his flag and declared that he is the kind of candidate who will stand up to all opposition and do what he believes is right. That dogmatic image of the fighter may not be enough to get him to the presidency.


GOP's MPS takeover plan looks like a rerun of '90s school board elections

Published June 30, 2015

The takeover plan, Jay Bullock has realized, amounts to a rerun of the Milwaukee school board elections of the 1990s, when humdrum local off-year elections suddenly drew the spotlight of national media and the checkbooks of major conservative organizations around the country.


Once again, reality shows its liberal bias

Published May 12, 2015

There is nothing wrong with being hopeful and keeping your fingers crossed as you try something new. But when hope and magical thinking become not merely your attitude but the entire rationale behind your actions, you should be prepared to be disappointed. After all, magic is not real. Only reality is real, and as Stephen Colbert once sagely observed, reality has a well-known liberal bias.

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A Tale of Two Ex-Presidents

There are only two living Americans who have completed the legal maximum of two terms as President of the United States: Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican George W Bush.  How each party has treated its former President at its 2012 convention speaks volumes about  how each party views...

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