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When (If?) Democrats Regain The Senate, We Need To Adopt An Inverse Hastert Rule

For those who have more important things to remember, the Hastert Rule–named after former Republican House Speaker and convicted child rapist (yes, really), Dennis Hastert–is a Republican political strategy (it’s not a House rule of any kind) under which the … Continue reading

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Calling Il Trumpe’s Bluff

Regarding the possibility of another government shutdown, we’ll outsource this to BooMan (boldface mine): As for the Dreamers, as much as I’m concerned for them, it’s not a good idea to pay a ransom for them. Trump has set this … Continue reading

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To Be A Successful Party, You Actually Have To Build Your Party

Tom Sullivan (boldface mine): If you’re not in a swing state, especially if you’re in a more rural county in not-a-swing-state (including blue states), Barack Obama isn’t parachuting in a team from Michigan Avenue to show you how to do … Continue reading

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Where Are The Grassroots ‘Moderates’?

And I put ‘moderates’ in scare quotes, as most independents aren’t moderates, but a weird, inconsistent mix of left and right opinions, depending on the issue. If a progressive candidate runs, even if she doesn’t stand a very good chance … Continue reading

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Lucy With The Football?

Assuming nothing goes (or has gone) off the rails by the time you read this, the government shutdown has ended with an agreement for a three week continuing resolution and a promise by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. To … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Time To Give Them The (Electoral) Business

A long time reader once remarked to me that the Democratic reaction to a strong win in 2008 was disappointing: the response should have been, as he put it, “Now it’s our turn to give them the business.” Which brings … Continue reading

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The Infatuation With Oprah For President Means Some Democrats Still Don’t Get 2016 And 2017

Leaving aside the realities of what an Oprah Winfrey run for president would really look like (the woomeistering alone would be brutal*), this thanfully brief infatuation with Oprah Winfrey running as a Democratic candidate tells us that many Democrats still … Continue reading

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