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Trump Has No Idea How to Be President

Posted February 16th, 2016 at 1:25 pm (UTC-4)
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If he does become the Republican standard-bearer for the November election, this still leaves a fundamental problem that seems impossible to paper over: Trump is profoundly ignorant about the nature of the American presidency and this does not appear to trouble him.

Where Jeb Bush Went Horribly Wrong

Posted February 3rd, 2016 at 1:19 pm (UTC-4)
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The thesis of the Bush campaign is that voters crave a competent manager to make reasonable decisions — not a celebrity or a personality. This, of course, is ludicrous, a total misunderstanding of the modern presidency. And I can prove it. My first witness is his father.

The GOP’s Shifting Goal Posts

Posted June 5th, 2015 at 9:41 am (UTC-4)
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It’s said that if you’re not liberal when you’re young, you have no heart, and if you’re not conservative by middle age, you have no brain.

Bernie Sanders: Why the Guy Who Won’t Win Matters

Posted May 27th, 2015 at 12:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who kicked off his presidential campaign on Tuesday with a characteristically fiery speech, isn’t going to win the 2016 Democratic nomination unless lightning strikes.