The Republican Field Takes Shape

This is what good citizens and political junkies are supposed to do: We watch the Presidential race unfold like it's the NFL play-offs. So there I sat in front of my TV dutifully watching the first Republican Presidential debate from the impressive Reagan library in Simi,California.  There were the prospective candidates, all lined up under the wingspan of a life-sized…

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Dear America: Maybe We Should Stop Worshipping Precedent

If the 2016 presidential election cycle could be defined in just one word (difficult, I know), it might just have to be “precedent”. Or perhaps “unprecedented”, as the latter seems to be getting thrown around with careless abandon recently, and more specifically in the past 3 weeks since Donald Trump’s “unprecedented” victory over Hillary Clinton. For some political observers, media…

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