Tag Archives: 2016

Who did what to whom

I’m not a fan of Scott Lemieux, but he at least grapples with the reality of door-to-door politics like his colleagues don’t. In light of recent “Joe Biden would have won talk,” another variant on the speculation around my preferred … Continue reading

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Elections 2018, post-cockiness edition

One calendar year ago I was excited enough to amble around campus in a state of suppressed glee, a phenomenon I couldn’t attribute to having voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton a couple weeks earlier. Although I was under no illusions … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton has as much right to bore us as anyone in public life

The ponderous, politically tone deaf, and immune to improvisation Hillary Clinton discomfited me less than her husband did in the early nineties, so when she landed the nomination this Bernie supporter shrugged his shoulders and said the hell with it. … Continue reading

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A Day Without Hillary

Here is my A Day Without Women post, titled A Day Without Hillary: Most decisively, there was a sudden change in the net sentiment results that followed immediately after FBI Director James Comey released his Oct. 28 letter to Congress … Continue reading

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Curiouser and curiouser

On one hand we learn that the Obamans, spooked about the next administration, went beyond avoiding the shredding of documents:

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We’ll get by, I suppose — a farewell to 2016 and all that

On the last day of 2016, I can’t dispel the mephitic vapors of an autumn that in South Florida never cooled and an election season that didn’t and won’t end. I published some of my finest work. I read, deeply, … Continue reading

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Huh I feel real: Best protest songs

Motivated by an instinct to avoid the usual suspects because as of two this morning we live in unusual times, I compiled a list of songs that protested boundaries, legislative and sexual. 1. Public Enemy – Fight the Power 2. … Continue reading

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The next day: After such knowledge, what forgiveness?

I went to bed at 12:30 a.m. with Pennsylvania and Wisconsin looking uncertain. I slept for two full hours, awakened to tachycardia, from which I don’t suffer. Resisting the temptation to check my phone or turn on the TV, I … Continue reading

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Elections 2016 — let’s end this!

Martini glass in hand, courage in my heart, I’m ready to blog. 11:04. In my first legitimate shock of the evening, Russ Feingold lost his race in Wisconsin. The West coast is decided, which we know. North Carolina goes to … Continue reading

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Predictions, pre-Aperol edition

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com Senate: For Democrats: Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada For Republicans: Florida, North Carolina, Indiana I’m done with this shit.

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#I’mwithgov’t

Even if I didn’t live in the swingiest of states no way was I ever going to vote for Jill Stein. Presidents start wars, and if they don’t ask for congressional approval their national security councils and defense departments pay … Continue reading

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Election Day eve: pre-Aperol edition

Early voting ended in Florida yesterday. The results are staggering: Miami-Dade County Elections Supervisor Christina White reported 53,095 ballots cast, a number that shattered the county‚Äôs previous record of 42,810, set Friday. Before that, Miami-Dade had never exceeded 39,400 in-person … Continue reading

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