Tag Archives: Chris Christie

If US Attorney General Was An Elected Position

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently proposed a few changes to the constitution. This isn’t the first time elected officials or polticial pundits have suggested these kinds of changes, although it is always interesting to see the suggestions, and consider what would … Continue reading

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Politics Round-Up August 21 2013 Edition

Erik Posner of Slate thinks a judge’s decision on stop and frisk was poorly made. This was not an easy case. Stop-and-frisk humiliates and inconveniences young black and Hispanic men and may reinforce unfair perceptions about race and crime, while … Continue reading

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Politics Round-Up August 16 2013 Edition

An evangelical minister demonstrated an unfamiliarity with pop culture and copyright law with the cover of his new book. It’s a bit odd to have a minister with a closed twitter account. Conor Friedersdorf notes that a Hillary Clinton presidency (and … Continue reading

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August 1 2013 Politics Round-Up

Larry Sabato suggests that if John McCain were President, the congress would be very different. Again, let’s just imagine what would’ve happened if we hold all else equal in 2008, except that McCain wins instead of Obama. Not only do … Continue reading

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July 30 2013 Politics Round-Up

The Chicago Tribune made a boo-boo. Mona Charen considers an alternative to the current Republican primary process. Jeffrey H. Anderson and Jay Cost believe so. Writing in the summer issue ofNational Affairs, they argue that the current primary system arose … Continue reading

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Politics Round-Up July 15 2013

With Brian Schweitzer’s decision not to run for Senate in Montana, Nate Silver thinks Republicans have an even chance of gaining enough seats to have a majority. Republican strategists are optimistic. Joe Concha thinks that the media sensationalized the trial of … Continue reading

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Recommended June 4 2013

The Onion catalogued to the twitter war between President Obama ans the Audubon Society. A study looks at the workplace related costs of smoking. Even with the higher rates of death, it doesn’t save money. Many studies have shown that smokers … Continue reading

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Governor Christie, Lautenberg’s Seat and the Media

It’s interesting to look at the various ways media outlets report on Chris Christie’s choices in selecting a replacement for Frank Lautenberg, the recently deceased Senior Senator from New Jersey. A front page story in the New York Times was … Continue reading

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Recommended June 3 2013

The AV Club considers the shortcomings of Star Trek: Voyager. Still, Voyager’s ratings declined in tandem with its four-year project to defang the Borg, and its final two seasons underperformed Deep Space Nine at its lowest. After the new Star Trek standard of seven seasons, Voyager ended … Continue reading

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The President Elected in 2016 will probably not be…

Yesterday, Taegan Goddard gave three reasons Marco Rubio is unlikely to be the Republican party’s presidential nominee. He’s probably right. As is anyone who makes a similar case against any other potential candidate. Christopher Bedford of the Daily Caller had a … Continue reading

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