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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.
6:38 AM

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.
9:56 AM

Looks like it could be a long winter for the bison in Wyoming.
9:54 AM

Friday, January 02, 2004  
Dan Drezner (via Andrew Sullivan's blog) is going on about agricultural subsidies.
8:28 AM

Tuesday, December 30, 2003  
Tim Giago has a new column about the massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1890.
9:33 AM

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.
9:16 AM

The Road to the White House since 1988 has gone through Yale. And...Dean, Kerry, and Lieberman are Yale grads this year.
9:06 AM

Dick Morris on triangulation and how it drives the other side crazy. Alan Wolfe also weighs in on the electoral map.
9:02 AM

Note Howard Dean's (quite expansive) views on concentration in agriculture. Good stuff.
8:57 AM

The ever-interesting Jacob Levy has a new essay in The New Republic. Note this conclusion:

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.

8:51 AM

The blogging phenomena gets some serious attention from USA Today.
8:42 AM

Monday, December 29, 2003  
The writing of the Afghan Constitution continues.
8:11 AM

Sunday, December 28, 2003  
Did that Mad Cow come from Canada?
3:51 PM

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.
1:50 PM

The 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!
1:43 PM

Is there ever any good news out of Zimbabwe? See this for the latest horrors.
1:37 PM

Friday, December 05, 2003  
Don't miss this article describing the organization of the "Saving North Dakota" series in the Fargo Forum.
5:14 PM

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