Miscellany

Trump lies. Is it compulsive? Bernie disappoints. Kentucky, Oregon split for Clinton, Sanders. 70 dead in Baghdad bombing. First openly-gay person confirmed to job as Secretary of the Army. Why now? Because that nice Senator Pat Roberts dropped his “hold” on the nomination after blackmailing the Administration into promising it wouldn’t move any Guantanamo prisoners …

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Harsh, but…

Over at the Washington Monthly’s Political Animal blog D.B. Tucker has some harsh words for those people who say “they can’t vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump; they’re both equally awful.” I wouldn’t call those folks “miserable figures” as he does, but I would question their judgment. I remember being astonished at Ralph …

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War on WaPo?

Donald Trump, Republican Party nominee for President of the United States, threatened the owner of the Washington Post newspaper with retaliation for the paper’s publication of articles critical of Trump. Aside from the obvious First Amendment protections the press is guaranteed which Mr. Trump seems to know nothing about, there’s also the minor problem that …

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Memory loss is bad for countries too

Charlie Pierce: The 2016 presidential campaign—and the success of Donald Trump on the Republican side—has been a triumph of how easily memory can lose the struggle against forgetting and, therefore, how easily society can lose the struggle against power. There is so much that we have forgotten in this country. We’ve forgotten, over and over …

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Too little too late, guys

Headline: Cruz and Kasich devise strategy to keep Trump from clinching three primary states The campaigns of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich released written statements within minutes of each other Sunday night calling for Kasich to effectively stop competing in Indiana and for Cruz to clear the way for Kasich in …

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Get down with your bad self!

You knew that yesterday all three Republican candidates for President disavowed their previous pledges to support whoever the party ultimately nominated, right? Well… Friendly reminder that the GOP candidates don't even want to vote for the GOP candidates. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) March 30, 2016

Hawai’i Caucuses for Democrats

Except that it’s not really a caucus, at least not the kind where you meet your neighbors and try to persuade them to vote your way while resisting their blandishments to vote theirs. No, Hawai’i’s Democrats run what’s called a Presidential Preference Poll. A what? Question: Why do you call it a Presidential Preference Poll …

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