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Polls

New Polling Demonstrates Hillary Clinton’s Fundamental Weakness

The NBC/WSJ poll is not great news for Hillary, and confirms a point I’ve making about her being a terrible candidate – especially in a General Election.
The full poll results indicate her favorability is roughly where it was in April of 2008 when she was doing the best she ever did against Obama. She’s considerably above where she

Legislation

Democrats Should Be Glad Republicans Killed Their Student Loan Bill

So yesterday the Senate failed to pass Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to negotiate student loan debt down on the backs of a tax increase on millionaires. Democrats are chiding Republicans for voting the bill down, but it’s not clear to me why they would do that.

Music

The Killers: An Exploration of Lyrical Mediocrity

I have an ongoing discussion with a good friend over the terribly awful lyrical ability of the rock band The Killers. Musically, the band is actually quite talented. However, they should be required by law to hire a lyricist before they are allowed to produce another song. If that doesn’t happen, in the words of

Government

Alabama Town Ready For War

A while back I posted a piece about the acquisition of an armored personnel carrier by the Salinas California police. Today brings news that the tiny town of Troy, Alabama (population 18,000) has also acquired a tank.

Pop Culture

The Real “Dark Side” in Star Wars

So I stumbled on this cartoon the other day and it has really been bugging me. As a guy who does communications for some reviled industries, I have always said that every side of every issue has an equal right to tell their story and let the people decide.

The Internet

The Government’s Broadband and Video Competition Quagmire

I have been having discussions on several listservs about broadband and video competition over the last few days. They have led me to the inescapable conclusion there is a tremendous amount of misinformation around telecom. It is also apparent that proponents of net neutrality are doing all they can to muddy the waters.
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