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Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Gephardt is making a
strange decision to leave Iowa for 3 days. It's a big gamble, it seems. But he needs money.
Sunday, January 11, 2004
Here's the latest on the
organizing in Iowa. And don't miss David Broder's analysis of the Iowa political culture.
Looks like it could be a
long winter for the bison in Wyoming.
Friday, January 02, 2004
Dan Drezner (via Andrew Sullivan's blog) is going on about
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Tim Giago has a
new column about the massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1890.
1968 consistently shows up as a defining year in American politics. See this
essay (and how Dean views 1968). And note the book, which is a must read.
The Road to the White House since 1988 has
gone through Yale. And...Dean, Kerry, and Lieberman are Yale grads this year.
on triangulation and how it drives the other side crazy. Alan Wolfe also weighs in on the electoral map.
Note Howard Dean's (quite expansive)
views on concentration in agriculture. Good stuff.
The ever-interesting Jacob Levy has a new essay in
. Note this conclusion:
The New Republic
In retrospect, it appears that the New Democratic moment was a fragile one, and its highlights more than a bit accidental. Welfare reform, NAFTA, and the WTO were all essentially products of the interaction between Clinton, a small minority of moderate Democrats, and a majority (but not an overwhelming majority) of congressional Republicans.
The transition could be seen in 2000, Jacob should note--during the Presidential campaign, Gore went from New Democrat to Old Democrat Populist.
The blogging phenomena gets some serious attention from
Monday, December 29, 2003
The writing of the
Afghan Constitution continues.
Sunday, December 28, 2003
Mad Cow come from Canada?
Iowa Caucus Watch: It's past time to zero in on the Iowa caucuses. In case you missed it, read "Gephardt's Last Stand" in The Weekly Standard to get up to speed.
Omaha World Herald names its Midlander of the Year, a University of Nebraska History Professor. He's the editor of the updated journals of Lewis and Clark. Congrats Professor!
Is there ever any good news out of Zimbabwe?
See this for the latest horrors.
Friday, December 05, 2003
Don't miss this
article describing the organization of the "Saving North Dakota" series in the Fargo Forum.