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4 On The Floor For The Fourth

Run, Cal, run — which #30 will indeed do, Friday night at Nationals Park . . . Quietly (which seems appropriate), it’s been a good year for Calvin Coolidge. America’s 30th President is this year’s choice as the White House … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Over At Forbes . . .

The good folks over at Forbes.com have asked me to start writing for their site — doing what I’ve been doing here at “A Day At The Races”, blogging on politics. Which is what I’m now doing — this being … Continue reading

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Did Hillary Flunk A History Lesson?

So Hillary Clinton has formally (choose your favorite verb) launched/rebooted/re-packaged/re-introduced her presidential campaign in a Saturday speech on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. My question going into the event: which Roosevelt would she channel in making her case to be … Continue reading

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Wednesday Candidates Quiz

As we’re at the midpoint of the work-week, it’s a good time to ask which of these stories of the past 72 hours mean the most to the Republican presidential field. These would be both short-term and long-term considerations. In … Continue reading

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First Best Second Choice

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush formally enters the presidential race next week in Miami. It’s hot today in Palo Alto. Well, mid-to-upper 80’s with little in the way of a breeze, which may sound laughable depending where you’re reading this. … Continue reading

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Game of Inches

Mess with the metric system if you will, but hands off Al Pacino’s best speeches . . . Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee entered the Democratic side of the presidential sweepstakes earlier today. About his candidacy: Chafee’s also a … Continue reading

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The Power Of Narrative Politics

I contributed this piece to The New York Times’ “Room For Debate”. The assigned topic: What type of mistakes or blunders hurt a candidate’s electability? What’s the best way to orchestrate a comeback? My take: It’s not a single mistake that … Continue reading

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