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Scott Lemieux explains why the bully pulpit isn’t nearly as effective as everyone thinks. President Obama: “I recommend you watch the recent debates. I’m thinking about just running those as advertisements. Without commentary; here you go.” The real concern, for Democrats at least, isn’t that Latinos vote for Republicans, it’s that they don’t vote at all. I really wish this journal article weren’t behind a locked gate.
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Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (2 years ago)

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Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (9 months ago)

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Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (2 years ago)

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