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Goodbye, GOPLifer

The GOPLifer project has reached its end. I have created a new site called, where I’ll be joined by a few friends in posting new material. At GOPLifer I’ve tried to avoid first person writing. Now that it’s time

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Why the outrage now?

Mike Pence was reportedly “beside himself.” Paul Ryan disinvited the nominee from his big shindig in Wisconsin today. Rep. Chaffetz and other prominent Republicans publicly withdrew their support. Though a bit more profane than usual, the video is entirely consistent

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With a month to go…

NBC released a new national poll this morning that’s pretty consistent with the rest of the pack. It gives Clinton a six point lead over Trump, 46-40. It also shows Johnson at 9 and Stein at 3. We’re past the

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Over at Forbes – The toxic role of “moderates” in the GOP

As I’ve written previously, I campaigned for Illinois Senator, Mark Kirk, in 2010 and was pretty enthusiastic about his potential. Since then I have been bitterly disappointed to discover that I was just giving Ted Cruz one more vote in

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Link Roundup, 10/1/16

From Politico: Get ready for A LOT more of this as the firewall between politics and celebrity disintegrates – Curt Schilling says he’s planning to run against Elizabeth Warren for Senate. From Evonomics: Economics may finally be adapting. A look at

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New Forbes post – our last Jim Crow generation

It can be tough to make sense of calls to “Make America Great Again” unless you remember a time when all of the best that America had to offer was set aside just for you. For a new Forbes post I

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Red states and police violence

As we work our way through another spate of police killings, don’t overlook this vital detail. Just one week after a Tulsa officer shot and killed an unarmed suspect, that officer has been booked into jail on felony charges. One.

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New Forbes post: Bad news about the Blue Wall

Here’s an excerpt from my latest post at Forbes: As the GOP has evolved into America’s party of white nationalists they have locked themselves out of the White House for the foreseeable future. The emergence of an Electoral College Blue

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Link Roundup, 9/17/16

From Scientific American: A DNA analysis of the global spread of house-cats. From The Daily Dot: Don’t act surprised. George H.W. Bush, who fought Fascists in the Pacific, will be voting for Hillary. From Quartz: Interesting essay on Fascism in the

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A thousand words and so on

A young girl from Flint who became the face of the city’s water crisis got opportunities this year to meet both President Obama and, later, Donald Trump. Here are photos from each of the events. That is all. Enjoy your

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