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Politico-psychopathology

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Category: Politics

From nplusonemag.com

Not that politicians and pundits are mentally ill in a clinical sense, but politics in American national life today can only be presented in pathological form. Politics no longer involves the public use of reason; it is instead a matter of psychopathology, and is already treated as such by politicians and the public alike.

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Michael Lewis: Obama’s Way Vanity Fair

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.vanityfair.com

A century ago presidents, when they took office, would auction the contents of the place on the White House lawn. Sixty-five years ago Harry Truman could rip apart the south side of the White House and build himself a new balcony.

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The Hidden History of The American Electorate (II) - NationalJournal.com

Monday, September 10, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.nationaljournal.com

Gender, class, and cultural affinities (such as marital status and religious practice) all consistently shape whites’ voting preferences. Democrats do better among women, single voters, those who attend church less frequently, and those with more education.

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The best case against the Obama administration

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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.washingtonpost.com

The administration believed that the best and fairest way to fix the housing system was to fix the economy. If people had jobs and tax cuts and unemployment insurance, they would be able to pay their mortgages and they would be able to buy new homes and that would take care of the housing problem.

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All Politics Is National

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.theatlantic.com

Voters are presented with a clear choice between candidates from two very different and competitive parties, whose contrasting positions on key issues makes the decision about which party and candidate to support relatively easy for most.

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Super Lesbians Launch Lesbian Super PAC

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.rolereboot.org

Mitt Romney is petrified that the anti-woman and anti-gay extremists who’ve hijacked the GOP are going to burst out of the closet—just like they did this winter during the birth control panic and slutgate—and further undermine his chance at becoming the 45th President of the United States.

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The Vetting Search for Mitt Romney′s Vice President

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.gq.com

The fallout from the Sarah Palin experiment has cast a long shadow over Mitt Romney′s search this summer for a running mate. The list of candidates that his Boston team is rumored to be vetting—which includes Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, Ohio senator Rob Portman, and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty—does not feature any game changers, at least none on the order of Palin.

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How Do Amnesic Patients Vote?

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Politics

From onlinelibrary.wiley.com

Study gives striking evidence that sound voting decisions do not require remembering declarative knowledge about previously learned issue positions of candidates. Even in the extreme case studied here, wherein voters could not recall and recognize any specific issue information at all, they could still render sound voting decisions of political figures, consistently choosing the candidate whose positions better aligned with their beliefs.

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Eurozone′s electorate becoming increasingly polarized

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Politics

From soberlook.com

Ultimately this will make it increasingly difficult for politicians from the various states to reach consensus as they face domestic pressures. And the Eurozone urgently needs consensus and decisiveness to assure the union′s survival.

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Is Mitt Romney Going to Go the Way of Thomas Dewey in ′48?

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Category: Politics

From hnn.us

In 1948 Thomas E. Dewey thought he had a good opportunity to run a well-managed but cautious campaign. Dewey had seen evidence of the public’s discontent in the 1946 congressional races, which produced big gains for the GOP.

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