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Politics

Cochran/McDaniel and the NRSC

In GOP circles, there is a lot of chatter about the role of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and the role they did or didn’t play in last night’s Mississippi runoff. Most of the complaints are that they got involved in the primary at all. But most seem to fundamentally misunderstand what the NRSC and

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.