Category Archives: Political Underdogs

Selling Abstract Theories in a Time of Personal Terror

The Republicans want to return to power. The party out of power, at the moment, always wants to return to power. And in 2010 the Republicans won back the House, leading them to claim, repeatedly, they have a mandate – … Continue reading

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Rooting for the Underdog for No Particular Reason

You know what happens. You’re in one of those discussions of how the world’s a mess and no one is doing anything remotely sensible to make things better, and a cool idea occurs to you, and you tentatively offer a … Continue reading

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