Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

The next presidential landslide

It’s been a while since we’ve had a true landslide presidential election. The general definition has been 55% of the popular vote. Clinton’s 1996 reelection comes close, as he did beat Dole by 8.5%, even if he didn’t get a majority … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Can the Democrat’s Reagan lead to the Republican’s Clinton?

Years ago, there was some speculation that President Obama might be the Democrat’s Reagan, leading to a period in which the party dominates the White House. Andrew Sullivan had has a slightly different take on the idea, focusing on what Obama can … Continue reading

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A Nation at Risk: Surely All The Problems Observed in a 1983 Report Would Be Solved By Now

This is something I wrote for a Masters Level Education class. A Nation at Risk was a 1983 report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, a panel appointed by the US Department of Education. According to a contemporary … Continue reading

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When the First Clinton Campaign Used Inappropriately Accessed Online Data

The Bernie Sanders/ DNC fight about information accessed from the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign is similar to a story from George Stephanopoulos’s memoir All Too Human. Continue reading

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Round-Up June 27 2013

The Forest Park Carousel has become a landmark. Kaite Roiphe argues that feminist literary critics are making a mistake by accusing male authors with flawed protagonists of sexism. Robinson writes of Salter’s main character in All That Is: “Cold and withholding, … Continue reading

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Presidential Contenders And Conventional Qualifications

In a piece about the political aspirations of Texas senator Ted Cruz, Jonathan Bernstein offered a shorthand way of measuring whether someone is a legitimate Presidential contender. There are really two tests for whether someone is a viable candidate for a … Continue reading

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The Most Ambitious Presidents

When state legislators look in the mirror, they see congressmen and statewide office holders (state treasurers, lieutenant governors, state attorney generals, etc.) When congressmen and statewide office holders look in the mirror, they see governors and senators. When governors and … Continue reading

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