Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ted Kennedy

According to the Washington Post, “It’s hard to explain the mystique [of Ted Kennedy] to those who never experienced the tumultous 1960s.” It’s right. The pure adulteration of Ted Kennedy since his death seems rather exaggerated to this young person. … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Ohio, Part 4

This is the last part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Ohio. The previous parts can be found starting here. Republican Ohio What parts of Ohio vote Republican? All of it, of course, except for the parts … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Ohio, Part 3

This is the third part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Ohio. The last part can be found here. Like most states, Ohio contains several swing areas. Some lean Democratic; others lean Republican. A good politician will … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Ohio, Part 2

This is the second part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Ohio. Part three can be found here. Unlike Florida and Pennsylvania, Ohio cannot be easily divided into geographically distinct regions (although they do exist). Instead, I … Continue reading

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How Obama Can Win Utah (Without a 20% National Victory)

Democratic candidates in Utah must feel as if they’re facing an impossible task. The state is often considered the most far-right Republican stronghold in the United States. Winning Utah is akin to slaying a mighty dragon with only a bow … Continue reading

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Self-Correction in American Elections

One thing I’ve recently observed is the degree to which America self-corrects when selecting its leaders. It’s very interesting to compare successive presidents; the new president nearly always lacks the weakness the previous president had. Though of course he comes … Continue reading

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Media Coverage of Israel

In the past few months and years, media coverage of Israel has had subtle but distinct change in tone. The mainstream media is taking a harder look at Israel’s policies, and has found not everything is to its liking. There … Continue reading

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