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  • 29 Apr 2009

    Arlen Specter’s Decision Makes Sense

    Senator Arlen Specter's decision to leave the Republican party makes good sense, but not for the reason that the pundits suggest. Everyone is telling us he made the decision out of shear electoral considerations. In fact, Specter admitted as such in his press conference. Such an assessment, however, belies other more compelling reasons for Specter to switch.

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  • 18 Feb 2009

    Political Parties are Polarizing

    From The Huffington Post comes a review of Sean Theriault’s Party Polarization in Congress. We’re certainly not post-partisan yet. As Julian Zelizer explains in his Book Corner, there are “two traditional views of polarization”: ‘The first view might be described as the “throw the bums out” prescription. This is the most satisfying for many voters […]

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