Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Beltway wisdom

“Washington always wins,” Joe Scarborough repeats at least once a day on Morning Joe, like a Catholic murmuring a Hail Mary. He’s right in this sense: diseased with an incurable self-regard, the Beltway press now excuses its mistake in thinking … Continue reading

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What we lost when we lost Merrick Garland

Thomas Geoghegan ponders what we lost when Clinton lost the election, didn’t flip the Senate, and couldn’t get Merrick Garland confirmed: By a five to four vote, gerrymandering of congressional districts would have been struck down. Even more than “money … 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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Liberal know-how, part 45

Politico occasionally posts worthwhile material, but not even this upteenth post mortem can avoid obtuseness. Why does the phrase “working class voter” need the adjective “white”? It has never occurred to these reporters that blacks and Hispanics are working class … Continue reading

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The nature of ‘identity politics’

Thank you, Jacob T. Levy, for explaining why “identity politics,” that execrable term, didn’t cost Hilary Clinton the election: Identity politics at its best, in other words, isn’t just a matter of being on some group’s side. It’s about fighting … 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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#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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Reassurances for the nervous of heart

First, from Florida, where the Hispanic wave continues to impress. My home county: In Miami-Dade, voters have headed to the polls in record numbers: Through Friday, 648,000 voters already cast ballots — a sign that the total turnout for this … Continue reading

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Email schmemails

It’s possible I’ll need Matthew Yglesias to explain these points about Hillary Clinton’s private server to me, especially FOIA-related matters of exposure — the only point that has mattered to me in this farrago: Why did Clinton go out of … Continue reading

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The fiction of bipartisan justice

To a layman, the FBI means the phrase “G-Men” and Bill Murray’s line “J. Edgar Hoover will appear and destroy us all” from Ghostbusters. I write often (and will again this week) about the Supreme Court without any schoolin’ besides … Continue reading

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‘I can’t wait for this election to be over’

A busy day in Sotoland, not least because I delayed last night’s slumber to watch a bit of the Al Smith dinner, one of those institutions beloved by giggling plutocrats and clerics whose chasubles swell with the effort to keep … Continue reading

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I’m out of Aperol: Clinton-Trump #3

Chris Wallace, once an aggressive reporter during the Reagan era but reluctant to question Beltway assumptions, surely contributed to making “The National Debt” a debate topic. In October 2016. The debt. We worry about an irrelevance that keeps political reporters … Continue reading

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