Category Archives: Democrats

So Much For Intersectionality

Throughout the Democratic primary, we heard a lot about intersectionality. While I’m sure some of the talk was sincere, much of it always seemed like a way to deemphasize and delegitimize a left-leaning economic agenda (much as the insistence that … Continue reading

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The Congressional Retirement Plan™ Meets The TPP

Long before the cool kids were doing it, I described the de facto Congressional Retirement Plan™ (boldface added): …it’s not about the campaign contributions. If their reluctance to support a public option were based solely on the electoral calculus of … Continue reading

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We Dirty Hippies Were Right About The Public Option

In light of the revelations that Aetna told the federal government that if its proposed merger didn’t go through, it would pull out of ACA (‘Obamacare’) exchanges, let’s flashback to 2009 (boldface mine): President Obama’s advisers acknowledged Tuesday that they … Continue reading

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You Win At The Margins

Chris Dillow makes a very good point about the Brexit vote (boldface mine): There’s something about the post-Brexit autopsies that I’m not entirely happy with. It’s the failure to distinguish between the margin and the infra-margin. …It’s that we knew … Continue reading

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Clearly, The Rothwell Paper Indicates That There Is A Genetic Basis For White Trump Support

And I mean that as seriously as when I argued that Massachusetts whites were genetically superior to Alabaman whites–which is to say, not all. But I’m getting ahead of myself. One of the more frustrating things of this election cycle … Continue reading

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Rehabilitating Republicans And Down Ballot Democrats

Here’s something useful that came from the Democratic National Committee email hack–concern at the DNC that the Clinton strategy of demonizing Trump and arguing ‘good Republicans’ should stop him is hurting Democratic candidates at the state and local levels (boldface … Continue reading

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Democrats Are Losing The Thread

What with the self-sustaining tire fire that is Il Trumpe, it’s tempting to focus on Trump’s myriad gaffes and failings–they are amazing in a car-wreck sort of way. While they do need to be highlighted, I think Democrats are losing … Continue reading

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