Posts by Matthew Dickinson

 
 
 

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

The Bergdahl Dispute Is A Constitutional Issue More than A Partisan One

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The ongoing dispute regarding the Taliban-Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange is not only, or even primarily, a partisan fight. It is a constitutional argument, but one that will be decided (if at all!) not by a legal process, but by … Continue reading

The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc: What Obama Did Not Say In His D-Day Speech, and Why

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As I watched President Obama’s very fine speech yesterday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, I couldn’t help but think back to what remains in my eyes the gold standard of D-Day remembrances: Ronald Reagan’s famous “Boys of … Continue reading