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Of Mandates and America's Center

Of Mandates and America's Center

Q: When Is a Mandate Not a Mandate? A: When it belongs to a Democrat. As I was watching the returns come in Tuesday night, I saw the 270-electoral vote threshold fall. I looked at the map and what states were left to call. As more results slowly started trickling in, the word that dare…

Reading Comprehension 104: The Constitution

Reading Comprehension 104: The Constitution

I didn’t mean for it to get out of hand like this. It started as a joke, with Sarah Palin citing a New York Times article as proof of an Obama-Ayers connection when the article reached the opposite conclusion. Then, when she claimed to be a regular reader of The Economist, I thought it would…

Our Elections and Presidential Selection

Our Elections and Presidential Selection

I remember sitting in my presidential theory class during my junior year of college… the discussions were lively, the materials stimulating, and the jokes acerbic (is there any other way?). Aside from analyzing Machiavelli and paying homage to Lincoln, I started thinking hard about our current presidential system, and years later, I still haven’t been…