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A warning from Flint

Awkwardly posed and absurdly oversized, it’s a monument you’d expect to find on a journey through some decaying, post-Soviet kleptocracy. Flint’s former mayor finally posted this bronze statue of himself at the entrance to his grand estate after the city

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Posted in Politics of Crazy, Uncategorized

Only Democrats can send Trump to the White House

While Republicans celebrated their victory in the 2014 midterm elections, a nasty surprise was hiding in the numbers. That election marked a tipping point in a disastrous demographic transition initiated and driven by the GOP itself. A decades-long focus on

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Posted in Election 2016, Uncategorized

The GOP crackup may be starting

Rep. David Jolly, a Florida Republican Congressman who wants to replace Marco Rubio in the Senate, took to the House floor yesterday to call on Trump to drop out. Leaders of the state party in all three of the early

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Posted in Election 2016, Republican Party, Uncategorized

A Golden Age

Through the narrow lanes of Trastevere a young man, newly arrived from the countryside, carries heavy amphorae uphill from the docks. He will do this all day, every day, for as far into the future as he can contemplate. No

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Posted in Political Theory, Uncategorized

Busing Created the Tea Party

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This fundamentally conservative adage has haunted efforts to break down racial barriers to public education in America. When impatience with the slow pace of school desegregation reached its peak in the

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Posted in Civil Rights

How a Trump primary “win” could go sour

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; It has been apparent for some time that the GOP is on a path to national irrelevance. No less a

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Posted in Election 2016

Why Trump is winning on the religious right

What if I had told you two years ago that the initial front-runner in the race for the 2016 GOP nomination would be a New Jersey Casino mogul who had been divorced three times, bankrupted four times, and had avidly

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Posted in Election 2016

Is Politics Becoming Irrelevant?

Trump’s poll numbers have actually swelled since the debate. Executive management at Fox News reached out to Trump to officially kiss his gold-plated kiester and ask him to keep it up. The TMZ of broadcast journalism is now drowning the

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That time I helped Trump win the nomination

This is an awkward story. The longer the Trump campaign rolls on the more it bothers me. Time to get this off my chest. Our tale begins long ago in a simpler age. Phones had wires, MTV played music videos,

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Guess when Trump’s campaign collapses

Let’s make this fun. Use the comments section below to enter your guess for the date when Donald Trump’s campaign finally collapses. For the purposes of this game, Trump’s campaign is officially dead when his national polling average tracked by

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Posted in Election 2016

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