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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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Obama State of the Union 2016

Obama, Transformed

by Rick Perlstein | Jan 19, 2016 | Economy, Foreign Policy, Politics, Rickipedia

photo: whitehouse.gov They say the president gave his seventh State of the Union address last Tuesday, but personally, I count eight. On February 24, 2009, Barack Obama’s 35th full day in office, he delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress to explain how America had gotten into its economic mess and how his […]

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Juvenilia Strikes Back

by Rick Perlstein | Dec 18, 2015 | Rickipedia

Photo Credit: Rob Young So, Star Wars. I was about to turn eight years old when it came out, and I loved it as much as the next second grader did. Because . . . I was a second grader. Looking back at the summer of 1977 now, however, wearing my historian’s cap, I have […]

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A Lout with Clout

by Rick Perlstein | Dec 2, 2015 | Politics, Rickipedia

  Photo: Jamie Bernstein Chicago’s sociopathic mayor sat down for a breakfas­­t interview this Wednesday at a tony club on the 66th floor of the 106-story Willis Tower, hosted by POLITICO Playbook, the website tout Washington scans every morning to learn what they’re supposed to talk about that day, indifferent or oblivious to the fact that […]

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With Trump, Everything Requires Revision

by Rick Perlstein | Dec 1, 2015 | Politics, Rickipedia

  Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore One of the reasons I’ve been writing so much about the Donald Trump phenomenon has little to do with Trump himself. Rather, it concerns a subject of deeper fascination to me: the moeurs of America’s pundit class. That in any given era, the content of their opinioneering says more about […]

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