Posts by Matthew Dickinson

 
 
 

Sunday Shorts: Why Is This President Smiling, and What Have Millennials Really Learned?

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Jack Goodman is constantly urging me to write more frequent, but shorter blog posts. In response, I’m introducing a new Sunday blog format, provisionally titled Sunday Shorts, that will touch briefly on political topics that I could not fit in … Continue reading

Are Americans Becoming More Liberal?

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Politico magazine has published a slightly revised version of my earlier post analyzing the highly publicized Pew Research Center survey that so many media outlets portrayed as evidence that we are living in “the divided United States of America”. (Note: … Continue reading

Home Is Where The Political Heart Is – Or Is It?

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Jack Goodman, consumer of all things political and purveyor of great blog post ideas, recently sent me the link to this entertaining exercise hosted by the Washingtonian magazine that attempts to determine where you should live based on your politics. … Continue reading

Is America Really Polarized? About That Pew Report…

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Amid more than a little fanfare, the Pew Research Center released the result of its most recent survey of Americans’ political values based on responses from more than 10,000 adults polled between January and March of this year. Its conclusion? … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton on Gay Marriage: “I Think I’m An American!”

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Will Hillary Clinton’s evolving views on legalizing gay marriage hurt her presidential prospects?  Probably not. Clinton is taking heat for her “contentious” and “testy” exchange with NPR host Terry Gross yesterday regarding her evolving support for legalizing gay marriage.  Clinton’s … Continue reading

Five Wrong Lessons From the Vox’s “11 Political Lessons From Eric Cantor’s Loss”

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Political punditry – the art of expressing instant commentary on political events in an authoritative manner – has never been for the faint of heart. But the task has grown both more competitive and more public with the growth of … Continue reading

No, That’s Not Why Cantor Lost, and That’s Not What It Signifies

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No, that’s probably not why Eric Cantor lost, and no, that’s not what we should conclude from his loss. To all of you who were lurking in the twitterverse last night, I apologize if I seemed to take a bit … Continue reading