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Brooks Explains

The Republicans have a problem. If they make sure the wrong sort of people find it hard to ever vote in an election ever again, then they’ve got this in the bag – they’ll win back the Senate in the … Continue reading

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The Benghazi Calculation

All political thinking is conditional thinking, of the if-then sort – if this, then that. If an incumbent president inherits an economic mess, and can’t fix it in four years, then he won’t be reelected. The other guy will win, … Continue reading

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One Day In

When New Year’s Day falls on a Wednesday, that Wednesday feels like a Sunday. Everything pauses, but each Sunday is followed by a disappointing Monday with more of the same, and New Year’s Day is followed by, well, an entirely … Continue reading

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Catching the Populism Wave

Not that planning is stupid, but most Americans follow the surfing theory of career development. You sit with your high school guidance counsellor and talk about what you want to do with your life, and there may be aptitude and … Continue reading

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Unforced Errors

Napoleon Bonaparte may have been a short little jerk from Corsica, but for a time he was the most powerful man in the world, back when Western Europe was, effectively, the world. And he rather liked it – he crowned … Continue reading

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