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Mitt vs. the Modern Prometheus

by Rick Perlstein | Mar 4, 2016 | Election 2016, Rickipedia

  Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Somewhere in the annals of the world’s folklore—perhaps somewhere in the collected Brothers Grimm—there must exist some allegorical tale that lays bare the folly of what happened yesterday in Salt Lake City. There, Mitt Romney inhabited the voice of probity, caution, trustworthiness, and integrity in order to warn the unwashed […]

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Letter from Beirut

by Belén Fernández | Mar 1, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Photo Credit: Shane Armas Korpisto In recent years, many a Western journalist has descended upon the Lebanese capital of Beirut to captivate audiences with tales of the magically multisectarian life in the city, with its seemingly irreconcilable elements: Hezbollah and nightclubs, hijabs and billboard lingerie ads. In 2010, The New York Times travel section discovered that, “[i]n […]

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Sanders, Clinton, and the Democrats’ Dilemma

by Rick Perlstein | Feb 29, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

  Image Credit: Edel Rodriguez  The grumpy old man with the disheveled hair has revealed himself a veritable political juggernaut. In Iowa, Bernie Sanders fought Hillary Clinton to a near tie. In New Hampshire, he rolled to a 22-point victory. It is an extraordinary vindication of an argument liberal Democrats like me have been making since the 1980s, when […]

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John Kasich - Sophia Oldsman

Why Not Kasich?

by Rick Perlstein | Feb 26, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics, Rickipedia

Sophia Oldsman   They’re assholes, really, New Hampshire primary voters. At Gilchrist Metal Fabricating’s grimy factory in Hudson the day before the primary, during what the Granite State for some reason calls a “town hall meeting,” Chris Christie tells an illustrative story. One of these indigenous Granite State prima donnas buttonholed him, he says, to […]

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Texas Never Disappoints

by Lonn Taylor | Feb 25, 2016 | Politics

  Photo Credit: Jack Tuesday, March 1, is election day in Texas. If you vote in the Democratic primary, your choice for the presidential nomination is not just between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. There are six other candidates on the Democratic ballot, three of whom are Texans: Calvis L. Hawes, of Hawkins; Star Locke, of […]

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