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Day's End and Night Watch

Wish I could make myself care about the NBA playoffs. Maybe if the Hawks get through the first round.... Here are some remains of the day: Breaking news: David...

False Analogy Alert: No, Every Bad Candidate Isn't McCain '08

I said at Lunch Buffet I might return to this if the political news remained slow. And since I haven't figured out anything distinctive to say about today's Big Story,...

Cruz's Rickety Electability Argument

One of the early presidential cycle themes here at PA has been to look a little more closely at the various GOP candidates' electability arguments. There's a bad habit among...

Glastris: Choosing a College the "Other" Way

On Friday WaMo editor in chief Paul Glastris, co-author with Jane Sweetland of The Other College Guide: A Roadmap to the Right School for You, was on MSNBC's The Cycle...

Lunch Buffet

I'm always a little nervous when commenting on the views of political scientists (as opposed to those of, say, Mark Halperin), as I just did in the last post. I've...

Frustration and Polarization Among Political Scientists

Jonathan Bernstein had some good clean fun with colleagues the other day by posting some thoughts (and beginning a hashtag) on things political scientists believe to be true but cannot...

Turn Your (FM) Radio Off

One of the many WTF moments in recent news for us old folks, per Lizzie Plaugic at The Verge: Norway will shut down FM radio in the country beginning in...

The DeBlasio "Draft"

I should begin this post by noting I have been to New York City exactly three times in my whole life. So while I've tried to follow events in Gotham...

The "Sheldon Adelson Primary" Primary

It's becoming clearer every day that one of the big story lines of Campaign '16 GOP Edition is going to be a Super-PAC presence that makes the stuff that happened...

Halperin's Game-Change-y Analysis of a Presidential Cattle Call

Curious about how this weekend's mammoth, 17-speaker First in the Nation Republican Leadership Forum in Nashua, New Hampshire, went, I consulted Bloomberg Politics, and sure enough, Mark Halperin had prepared...

The Penultimate Test of Electability Theories

A new national CNN/ORC survey released today is going to pour some icy water over the belief of many conservative gabbers that they've got Hillary Clinton on the run: In...

Daylight Video

Tito Puente, "El Rey de los Timbales," who did a lot to popularize Latin music in the U.S., was born on this day in 1923 in Spanish Harlem. Here's his...

Two National Defense Stories. Draw Your Own Conclusions.

Story #1: Originally slated to cost $233 billion, the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could end up being costing more than $1.5 trillion. Which might not be so bad...

Dear Conservative Concern Trolls: California Will Be Just Fine, Thank You

Joel Kotkin over the The Daily Beast has a has scribbled out the millionth version of the "California is Dying" article--a genre of conservative wishful thinking that turns out to...

"We Are Unstoppable-Another World is Possible!"

When they tell us that our struggles are all in vain, When they tell us it's too late, When they insult us with voices filled with disdain, And their speeches...

Distinguished Gentlemen

I mentioned yesterday that Katharine Hayhoe, the climate scientist and evangelical Christian, is one of my "sheroes" because of her courage in standing up to the forces of religiously driven...

It's Not So Much About the Taxes as About Keeping the Wage Slaves Down

There's a been a minor maelstrom over the Tea Party leader and conservative video blogger who speculated that he might vote for Hillary Clinton because the Affordable Care Act allows...

Death Wish

Twenty years ago today, I walked out of the Loews Copley Place Cinema in Boston, Massachusetts after an early-morning showing of the mildly-funny Chris Farley-David Spade movie Tommy Boy. I...

Daylight Video

Thirty-five years ago today, "Call Me" by Blondie was America's number-one single....

Kansas Embarrasses Itself Again, This Time Over Marijuana

Apparently not tired of being the laughingstock of America and the world, Kansas seems determined to continue topping itself: On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped...

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