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February 26th, 2015

Knowledge Isn't Power

    Regular readers know that I sometimes mock "very serious people" - politicians and pundits who solemnly repeat conventional wisdom that sounds tough-minded and realistic. The trouble is that sounding serious and being serious are by no means the same thing, and some of those seemingly tough-minded positions are actually ways to dodge the truly hard issues.

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How Democrats lost white voters

    While talking to black and white Republicans recently about the Grand Old Party's outreach efforts to voters of color, I wondered: What are Democrats doing to reach working-class whites?

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Family legacy looms over Jeb Bush's campaign

    The sure-footed start of Jeb Bush's bid for the Oval Office began with a money blitzkrieg that helped drive Mitt Romney out of the running for 2016. It may well claim other casualties among the large crowd of other Republican presidential hopefuls before the first party caucuses and primaries.

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The Unsinkable R.B.G.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't planning on going anywhere any time soon.

    "Now I happen to be the oldest," the 81-year-old justice said in the tone of a person who has answered a whole lot of questions about her possible retirement plans. Sitting in her Supreme Court chambers on a dreary afternoon in late January, she added, "But John Paul Stevens didn't step down until he was 90."

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Straight Talk for White Men

    Supermarket shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That's true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study finds.

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Jeb Bush's Brainless Trust

    I had been keeping an open mind on Jeb Bush.

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Hillary, Jeb and $$$$$$

    Last week began with the comedy extravaganza of the "Saturday Night Live" reunion, but not one of its sketches or jokes was half as funny as four words three days later by Jeb Bush.

    "I'm my own man," he said.

    And he kept a straight face somehow.

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Scott Walker's education fell short

    In terms of his fitness for the presidency, the fact that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fell short of graduating from college is interesting but ultimately immaterial. What is relevant -- and concerning -- is how Walker talks about the issue.

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Republicans unite to ignore immigration in 2016

    Immigration is supposed to be a bitterly divisive topic for Republicans. Yet a very narrow range of opinion separates the party's leading presidential candidates, which is unfortunate for the country.

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Maureen McDonnell's real mistake was always putting her husband first

    They threw mom under the bus. Then they threw momma from the train. And finally, a federal judge threw her into jail.

    Maureen McDonnell, the disgraced former first lady of Virginia, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, though she'll remain free while her lawyers pursue an appeal. But she told U.S. District Judge James Spencer, "I have no one to blame but myself."

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