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Polling’s Point?

Every election cycle, the media bemoans the fact that campaigns start earlier than ever. Even at the congressional level, members of the house of representatives who are in contested districts usually begin their reelection campaign right after the previous election ended. In an attempt to explain why the campaign cycle starts too early, the LA [...]

Hillary Clinton has been in the national spotlight since 1992, longer than any of her opponents for the Oval Office. This extended time in the limelight has worked both to Mrs. Clinton’s benefit and to her demise. She garnered a sliver of policy experience when her husband made her the Chairwoman of the National Task [...]

Sources all of the ‘net have been citing the number of 5-4 cases as ’24.’ The problem with that, however, is that only 21 cases were decided on a 5-4 vote. If you take a look at the articles that I listed in my last post (here), nearly all of them suggest that 24 cases [...]

Who would’ve thought that millions of dollars in blood money could manufacture more votes than my endorsement? Turns out Dallas didn’t quite agree with me on the Oakley issue. You can read an article analyzing how Leppert won here. Basically, he’s not gay. In equally unnewsworthy news, today is the last day of Laura Miller’s [...]

I tried for quite some time to ignore the comments that Senator Obama made recently about religion and how it is being ‘hijacked’ to ‘drive us apart’. The mainstream media and blog after blog after blog (and even Yao) posted about it but I thought it was a marginally interesting debate but never paid it [...]



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