Tag Archives: President Obama

If Obama was white

A common accusation from the left is that President Obama was targeted because of his race. Lee Siegel’s op-ed piece in the New York Times a few years ago was one example, suggesting that Romney was doing well because he is the … Continue reading

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Political Stars of the 2020s

There was a discussion on a political message board about who the political stars for the 2020s might be. Before considering that question, it seems pertinent to work backwards to see what 2010s stars were doing a decade earlier. In the … 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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Best Presidential Launching Pads

An interesting question was posed in a political debate: What is the best launching pad for the presidency? What is the best public office to hold if you want that job? In the 2016 election the Republicans nominated a reality … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Trump’s Win

With the recent CPAC as well as the DNC Chairman election, it seems an excuse to post a hodge-podge of comments on the state of politics after Trump’s election to the White House. I did not vote for Trump, nor … Continue reading

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A Democratic Rising Star Said Something Stupid About Campus Policy

Jared Polis said something stupid about campus rape accusations, guilt and innocence. Continue reading

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The Political Positions of Obama

This was one of my favorite fivethirtyeight entries, an assessment of the political positons of President-Elect Barack Obama. The chart was surprisingly hard to find, as it’s no longer included in the fivethirtyeight archive. A subsequent piece comparing Obama to … Continue reading

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