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One Recount, One Time and Done

Once again Democrats are disappointed with an election and, just as in 2000, when the popular vote count gave them hope of reversing an electoral vote outcome they found distressing, many partisans on the left are eager to support Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s push for recounts in key …

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Romney Agonistes?

Given what we know of Donald Trump, it’s more believable that he’s currently flirting with the idea of choosing Mitt Romney for Secretary of State because he relishes making his fellow tycoon, and former fierce critic, subordinate to his will than because he seeks his counsel. Romney at State will …

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Why Trump? Why Now?

An article in this morning’s New York Times argues that Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election because of turnout — theirs, not the Republicans’. In fact, they acknowledge that Trump and Republicans generally benefited from the enthusiasm of their base and political sympathizers. Democrats on the other hand suffered from …

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