Monthly Archives: October 2009

Why Did Hillary Clinton Win Massachusetts?

I think we all remember the 2008 Democratic primaries, that exciting and epic battle. In many ways the campaign caused more excitement than the general election, whose result was never really in doubt (especially after the financial crisis). Both candidates … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Reason Behind Bush’s Unpopularity

Memory fades quickly in politics; less than a year ago George W. Bush was president, and already the man is halfway forgotten (something due in no small part to Bush’s self-enforced media silence). Many, of course, remember that former President … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of New Jersey

The New Jersey governor’s election is less than two weeks away, and it deserves far more attention than I have been giving it. Nevertheless, I will now belatedly share some thoughts that have been stewing in my head. Here is … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Pennsylvania, Part 3

This is the third part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Pennsylvania. Part four can be found here. Philadelphia’s Suburbs There used to be a time when Republicans could count on Philadelphia’s suburbs to counter Democratic margins … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Pennsylvania, Part 2

This is the second part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Pennsylvania. The next part can be found here. Like Florida, and unlike Ohio, Pennsylvania’s political geography can be divided into three. The industrial southwest is reddening, … Continue reading

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