Sciencing elections may be a dead end.
The answers were staring at us in country music all along.
“November 8, 2016, 4pm. My boss swings by my desk. She’s smiling, putting her coat on, talking of champagne with neighbors. She leaves, I check Facebook. Lots of selfies. One from Liv- white pantsuit, red ‘I voted’ sticker, red lipstick to match. It’s all planned. I close it. I flash back to 2004, downtown Hilton, DNC headquarters. A young democrat plays a hopeful melody on the lobby piano while we all get drunk in the ballroom bracing for victory, which never comes.”
We can probably normalize this.
Hillary Clinton is not going to be president. Democratic electors need to accept this if they believe that extraordinary measures within the Electoral College are justified.
It’s abundantly clear that the Nintendo property is responsible for Trump’s victory, if you just believe everything I say.
The success of Trump demonstrates just how committed white Americans are to ethnic nationalism.
Prediction: Whichever candidate gets 51% of the vote will win.
In light of Trump’s most recent loathsome statements, it is clear the Republican Party has fewer actual conservatives than it wishes to admit.
We’re just waiting on the results.
Trump’s trolling prank in Mexico and the future of the Right in the United States.
The game, it turns out, is rigged. With nothing to lose, they burned it all down.
An assessment of executive managerial skills put on display for the nation to see.
The man really is Richard Nixon, and he wants Vladimir Putin to be his G. Gordon Liddy.
So what exactly is Trump doing?
Reince Priebus defends himself.
In which a human Molotov Cocktail flings himself in the right direction.
We can all agree that violence at a political rally is wrong, right? Right? Well…
Nobody knew jack about this.
Sam Columbia had a couple of doctor’s appointments.
I can’t support the candidacy of Donald Trump, but I can defend his voters.
Republicans need to challenge the implicit frame of the coverage of their nominating process.
Nate Silver describes Trump’s path from here to nomination, state by state.
The party doesn’t owe the plurality leader diddly squat. It is known what he has to do. He has to actually do it.
A reply to Dan Scotto on conservatism and the GOP.
Conservatism stresses deference to the unseen. Trump rejects that out of hand, and he’s on the verge of the Republican nomination. What happened?
And, as we often do, we turn to the Mormons to save us.
“The blacks love me!”
I was a liberal Donald Trump apologist. Not a liberal enjoying the chaos Trump was sowing in the Republican Party, but someone who welcomed his ideological heterodoxy as a step away from the cliff of endless polarization that offered a more moderate substantive agenda than Marco Rubio’s. I held on to that conviction through Friday’s protest violence and Saturday’s torrent of “enough is enough” takes.
I was wrong.
Alternatively, is he a welfare cheat?
Mr. Trump’s own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat…
You sometimes get the feeling that if Mussolini himself were about to win the nomination, Republicans would still be talking about Clinton’s email server. This is nonsense. Republican voters and the party leaders who oppose Trump should declare now that they won’t vote for him in the general election under any circumstances. If people feel…
In the outgoing dogmatic GOP, Trump’s equivocations would have earned him a place in the all-time rogues gallery of Enemies of the Jewish People, somewhere between Obama and Father Coughlin. Today, Evangelicals shrug them off and continue to vote for Trump, as they did this week in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Every…
A grownup finally steps in. Bear in mind, this is an argument aimed at Republicans.
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Readers likely recall Huntsman as being the “too liberal” GOP candidate back in 2012. So, on the one hand, I have to wonder how much his past association with the Obama administration (he was ambassador to China from 2009-2011) and the negative feedback he received colors his approach to party politics. On the other, he…