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We need a better primary system

https://twitter.com/FBNStossel/status/634417166943678465
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Posted by    Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00am 3/13/2016 at 7:00am
https://twitter.com/FBNStossel/status/634417166943678465

I’ve been trying to design a good primary system. Or at least a better one.

The more I think about it, though, the harder creating a good design seems to be. The Founders didn’t offer much guidance, because they didn’t envision the party system in its present form, and the nomination process ...

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Cruz and Rubio playing game of Chicken

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:30am 3/2/2016 at 11:30am

Even before yesterday’s Super Tuesday primaries, it seemed that Cruz and Rubio were locked in a game of Chicken, and it promised to be a bumpy ride. The same holds true now:

The game of chicken, also known as the hawk-dove game or snowdrift game, is an influential model of conflict for...

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Is there any support for Mitt Romney’s Trump tax return suspicions?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 2/27/2016 at 6:00pm

On Wednesday Mitt Romney said some interesting things about Donald Trump and his tax returns, and they got picked up by a lot of news outlets and pundits, including Legal Insurrection. This is the way his remarks were generally reported:

He also called on the entire GOP field to release their...

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2004 Time Mag Report – Trump was in Chicago on 9-11? Unlikely

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/23/politics/donald-trump-9-11-twin-towers/
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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:45am 2/20/2016 at 3:45am
http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/23/politics/donald-trump-9-11-twin-towers/

[See the UPDATE at the end of this post, which indicates that the information published in the Time article was most likely incorrect.]

Donald Trump has said repeatedly that on the morning of 9/11 he watched the burning World Trade Center towers from h...

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Limiting free speech about refugees in Scotland

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Posted by    Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:30am 2/18/2016 at 11:30am

This is potentially disturbing and seems to be part of a trend in Western Europe:

Following a report of a series of alleged offensive online posts relating to Syrian refugees living in Rothesay on Bute, Police Scotland confirmed on Tuesday that a 40-year-old man, understood to be from the Inverclyde area, had...

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The Coming Fight Over Justice Scalia’s Replacement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:23pm 2/13/2016 at 8:23pm

Let’s set the scene: it’s nine months to the election, about eleven till the inauguration. The GOP controls the Senate, but there’s a Democratic president (in case you hadn’t noticed). The Supreme Court has been split between four liberal and four conservative justices and one swing justice. One of the conservative...

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Sweden’s Troubles With Refugee Assimilation

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:00am 2/13/2016 at 7:00am

James Traub writes in Foreign Policy on the situation facing Sweden in its attempt to absorb the recent wave of Syrian/Iraqi/Afghan newcomers.

At the outset of the article, the author may seem to be leaning towards blaming Europe for not being more magnanimous, and to be making a false analogy to WWII...

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Forecasting the GOP primary results in New Hampshire

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00am 2/6/2016 at 7:00am

Iowa and New Hampshire could hardly be more different in the composition of their Republican voting population.

For example, evangelicals make up a huge percentage of the Iowa GOP voters—well over half. Although there are some evangelicals in New Hampshire, it’s a lot smaller group than in Iowa:

Four years ago, just 22%...

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Trump’s use of government power against the less powerful

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/31/2016 at 9:00pm

As a large-scale real estate developer, Trump has sometimes sued in his efforts to use government to condemn houses belonging to people of modest means whose homes—which Trump considers insufficiently attractive—have stood near his big developments and have chosen to exercise their liberty by refusing to sell to him.

That’s one...

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Trump on Trump

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:30am 1/25/2016 at 8:30am

By now, word has gotten around that Donald Trump has said quite a few things—either in the past or quite recently—indicating support for many liberal positions and politicians. As a result, the arguments have gone back and forth between his supporters and his opponents as to what Trump’s actual belief system...

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Is Trump really winning over black voters as claimed?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/23/2016 at 7:30pm

A recent Politico article talks about how Trump might defeat Clinton. The article’s lede focuses on potential support among black voters:

If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, there will be plenty of surprises along the way. One of the biggest will be the help he gets from...

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Will courts be willing to “settle” Ted Cruz’s eligibility?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:30am 1/19/2016 at 8:30am

Professor Jacobson has opined on the question of whether Ted Cruz qualifies to be president as a “natural born citizen.” The short answer is: he definitely does. However, as Professor Jacobson also indicated, that hasn’t stopped Trump from attempt...

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The clash of opposing progressive causes

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00am 1/13/2016 at 7:00am

The recent sexual gropings amidst the New Year’s Eve crowds in various European capitals, apparently perpetrated by gangs of Muslim men on local women, have thrown Europe’s progressives into turmoil. They are being presented with the dilemma of choosing between two favored principles: the freedom of modern women to move...

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In recent poll, all leading Republicans beat or tie Hillary

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 10:30am 1/10/2016 at 10:30am

I realize that at this point polls don’t matter too much, if at all. But they still interest me, because they’re the best evidence we’ve got about public opinion. They can also tell us something about trends, and the trend for Hillary right now appears to be down.

The newest national poll ...

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Obamacare redux: repeal and replace

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00pm 1/5/2016 at 8:00pm

[UPDATE 1/6/2016: The answer to the question is yes, the bill will get to Obama’s desk. The measure passed.]

Remember that slogan, “repeal and replace”? There have actually been quite a few bills passed in the House to repeal Obamacare during the last couple of years, whether you’ve noticed them...

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Is the media using Trump or is Trump using the media?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:30am 12/29/2015 at 8:30am

So who’s using whom?

Rush Limbaugh says that Trump has the media frustrated and wrapped around his little finger:

…[T]hey can’t take him out. They can’t stop covering him. They can’t humiliate him. They can’t embarrass him. They can’t diminish his support. They’re powerless, and this has them in a panic. The media...

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‘Twas the Blogger’s Night Before Christmas

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Posted by    Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 8:30pm 12/24/2015 at 8:30pm

This small poetic effort of mine has become somewhat of a holiday tradition. Merry Christmas Eve to you all!

‘TWAS THE BLOGGER’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ‘sphere
Bloggers were glad to see Christmas draw near.
Their laptops were turned off and all put away
The bloggers were...

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