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Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Politico is out with their second campaign 2012 e-book, which is chock full of all the easily digestible insider musings and subtle but not too subtle self-praise one comes to expect from authors Evan Thomas and Mike Allen. According to my … Continue reading

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Is The Offering Of Doughnuts A Small Kindness Inside Of The Wild Kindness?

Since the first days of this blog, it’s been readily apparent, I’m sure, that I’m a big fan of David Berman and the Silver Jews. But it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything Jews’ related. That changes today. With … Continue reading

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Philip Converse, The Custodian Of A Mysterious Musical Legacy

In a bid to delay doing some assigned reading this afternoon — an Annual Review of Political Science article called “On Assessing The Political Effects of Racial Prejudice” — I spent a little time searching through archives I have access to … Continue reading

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Political Scientist Morris Fiorina Used The Term Super PAC In 2002

In January, Politico’s David Levinthal published an interesting article tracing the origins of the term “super PAC.” According to Levinthal, reporter Eliza Newlin Carney was the person who “made the first identifiable, published reference to ‘super PAC’ as it’s known today … Continue reading

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Uncharitable Descriptions And The Constraint Of 140 Characters

Last night, after reading Politico reporter Alexander Burns’ article on how wide swathes of voters often hold uninformed and/or inconsistent views, I noted that the article focused on the present day and quoted only pollsters and political consultants, so I tweeted … Continue reading

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Review: Adam Wilson’s Flatscreen

Earlier this month, I interviewed Adam Wilson, whose debut novel Flatscreen was just released. I’ve now read the book and can report back. It’s good! I’m biased by knowing him, but I legitimately enjoyed it. Here’s what I wrote on … Continue reading

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CNN’s John King Shouldn’t Run Away From Suggesting The American Public Is Poorly Informed

Yesterday, Politico’s Dylan Byers flagged a statement by CNN’s John King at Wednesday night’s debate, in which King asserted, “The American people don’t often pay attention to what’s going on in the world until they have to.” Byers, who noted … Continue reading

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