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Who are the Independents?

In the wake of the elections  of November 3, 2008 we noted the dramatic swing of the independent voter.  Who are these voters and why do they refuse to ally themselves with one of the two major parties?  I confess…

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The Price of a Big Tent

It is interesting to see the difficulty  the Democratic Party is having from the pro-life constituency within its ranks. I would have thought the Democrats would have been more solid as a pro-choice party.  It is interesting to see the…

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Critiquing Populists

David Broder writes a great piece in the New York Times, The Populist Addiction excerpt: It’s easy to see why politicians would be drawn to the populist pose. First, it makes everything so simple. The economic crisis was caused by…

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The Nail in Kennedy’s Coffin

The race in Massachusetts is stunning.  If Democrat Coakley is unable to beat Republican Brown in the bluest of blue states, then any Democrat is vulnerable. Just the fact that this race is close  should be a startling wakeup call…

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The Independents and the Populists

I sense that many independents that voted for Obama are having buyer’s remorse. The danger of being independent is not having to define your position or governing philosophy beyond being ‘independent.’ For better or worse the parties do state a…

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The Pivotal Fight of NY 23

The Race in NY District 23 has become a pivotal fight for the soul of the Republican Party. Dede Scozzafava was run by the Republican machine but has been so thoroughly rejected by the Republican grass roots that she has…

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