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Karl Rove: the master strategist as master story teller

Posted: January 27, 2016 at 8:08 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) I normally don’t recommend books on Power Line unless I’ve read them from beginning to end. However, I’m making an exception for Karl Rove’s The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters. Why? First, because I’m in the early-middle of a long history of Austria and probably won’t make […]

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Who Is the Real Hillary Clinton?

Posted: January 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Who Is the Real Hillary Clinton? Please Re-Distribute This Wealth to Your Friends Further Reading: Hillary Comes Out of The Closet Obamacare? No Such thing. It’s Always Been HillaryCare! Brian Williams, Meet Hillary Clinton Hillary Shocker: Clinton Foundation “SOLD” America’s Uranium Production to Russia!  

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The endorsements scorecard

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) How important are endorsements by office holders when it comes to nominating a presidential candidate? I think the conventional wisdom is that this year, at least on the Republican side, they won’t count for much. On the other hand, Aaron Bycoffe of FiveThirtyEight cites research showing that in presidential nomination contests between 1980 […]

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The gloves come off, but why did it take so long?

Posted: January 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) Check out Ted Cruz’s excellent new ad attacking Donald Trump over eminent domain. This is the kind of information Trump’s rival candidates should have started putting out months ago when it became clear that Trump is for real. Instead, by and large they (1) indulged in the fantasy that Trump would fade away, […]

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A good night for Donald Trump

Posted: January 14, 2016 at 10:08 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) I hate to say it, but Donald Trump won tonight’s debate, in my opinion. He did so mainly by winning his big exchange with Ted Cruz on “New York values.” This, he accomplished by playing the 9/11 card and playing with a solemnity I hadn’t seen from him. Gone, momentarily, was the show […]

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A dance to the music of polls — previewing tonight’s GOP debate

Posted: January 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) The GOP presidential debates are like a typical television series. The quality of actors doesn’t vary much from episode to episode, nor does the general nature of the characters they play. What varies is which character[s] they come into conflict with in a given episode. In the debate context, this variable is driven […]

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Nikki Haley and the role of anger in politics

Posted: January 14, 2016 at 9:38 am   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) Charles Krauthammer on Fox News spoke for many when, following Nikki Haley’s response to President Obama’s address on Tuesday, he called it the best such response he could remember. I take no position on this question of history, but I can say that Haley’s talk has turned into the most controversial response in […]

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Reagan-Coolidge 2016?

Posted: January 1, 2016 at 9:23 am   /   Politics

(Steven Hayward) Wouldn’t it be great if we could have a Reagan-Coolidge ticket this year? Or even a Coolidge-Reagan ticket? Think of this as the election equivalent of fantasy football league. Back in late October, I ventured to St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire to debate against Coolidge biographer Amity Shlaes on which Republican president […]

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The Schlong Also Rises

Posted: December 27, 2015 at 8:08 am   /   Politics

(Scott Johnson) Donald Trump has proved himself to be a man with substantial insight into the mind of the average Republican voter. Having made illegal immigration and American greatness the primary themes of his campaign, he floated to the top of a competitive field and has if anything continued to increase his lead over the […]

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