Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bernie the Realist

Throughout the 2016 presidential race, Bernie Sanders has displayed a cunning ability to shape the narrative—whether on the issues, where Hillary Clinton has tried to become his X-chromosome clone; or in some of the “artful smears” that have come from … Continue reading

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The Bern Insurgency

Following Hillary’s narrow win in the Nevada caucuses last Saturday, the mainstream media couldn’t wait to return to their preferred “inevitability” narrative in the 2016 Democratic presidential contest.   Since their early predictions in the Republican race have thus far … Continue reading

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Process issues

Before we get to the meat of the matter (so to speak) in this blog, I thought it would be a good idea to clear up some process issues. (I’ll post a permanent page with this information, for future reference.) … Continue reading

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Twenty years ago, I started writing a weekly column in West Virginia’s oldest newspaper, the Hampshire Review. It was an election year, and the column, “Thinking Locally,” was set up as a dialogue between me—a “liberal” urban transplant to the … Continue reading

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