Archive for November, 2015

Trump and the F-Word

No, not that f-word. I’m talking about “fascist.” It’s a word that some unimpeachably conservative Republicans have lately used in connection with Donald Trump. Here is neo-conservative theorist Max Boot: Trump is a fascist. And that’s not a term I ...

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The 2016 Horserace (II)

During the long year of a presidential  campaign it’s pretty much obligatory for a political blogger to offer an assessment from time to time of where the horserace stands. So, for what they’re worth, here are my thoughts and predictions ...

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It is not hard to imagine the sense of dread Parisians have been experiencing in the past few days. As a New Yorker whose office was on the 88th floor of One World Trade Center, I naturally tend to think ...

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Tales of Redemption by Carson

I’ve already written on Dr. Ben Carson, but this latest from Kevin Drum is so good I have to pass it on.  It requires no further comment from me–just read it if you’re at all interested in the Carson phenomenon.

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The Partisan Honesty Gap

A few years ago I did a couple of pieces for the Daily Kos in which, citing non-partisan fact-checking statistics,  I observed that Republicans tend to lie more than Democrats.   My explanation for this mendacity gap was that Republicans, ...

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Republicans Working the Refs

Republicans have ben squawking loudly about the mean treatment they allegedly got from their CNBC questioners at last week’s debate. Their complaints aren’t entirely without merit (more on that below) but mostly they show the Republicans in their usual mode ...

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