Campaign 2008

Obama and coal

by on 2008-12-05- Leave a reply

This week, in my International Security class, we discussed energy and environmental issues like climate change. One of my students asked about President-elect Barack Obama's
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The incredibly shrinking margin of victory

by on 2008-11-08- Leave a reply

As of this morning, Norm Coleman is beating Al Franken by a scant 221 votes. If the trend continues, he may come to rue his
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I never thought that such a day would come, part II

by on 2008-11-06- Leave a reply

If current leads hold, I will have correctly predicted a 364-179 electoral college outcome, with Obama winning either IN or MO, but not both.
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James Poulos on the future of conservatism

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I would be doing our readers a great disservice if I failed to point them to James' fascinating discussion of the future of the conservative
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I never believed that such a day would come

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I agree with Charli that McCain gave an amazing speech, but I fear that it is only a small step towards reversing the embers of
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Election Results Open Thread 1

by on 2008-11-05- 7 Comments

7pm in the east, first polls close. Too early to call most key states, but Indiana is too close to call, which is telling, I
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Snap poll

by on 2008-11-04- Leave a reply

I have graded one paper since 10:30am this morning. Anyone else getting basically nothing done?
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Breaking: evidence of MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD

by on 2008-11-04- Leave a reply

Just kidding. Apparently some Obama voter may have shifted her residency from Florida to New York, despite intending to move back to New York. Brian
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Early Indications of a big day

by on 2008-11-04- Leave a reply

Larry King on CNN: Dixville Notch, NH goes for Obama, 15 - 6.First time that city has gone D since 1968.Sign of the times-- the
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Barack Hussein Obama and the promise of America

by on 2008-11-04- Leave a reply

Readers of the Duck were privy to only part of a larger Duck-bloggers and Duck-regulars discussion concerning video footage of a McCain rally at Lehigh
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When Mavericks Go Rogue

by on 2008-11-03- Leave a reply

This, SNL's cold-open with John McCain from this past Saturday, was quite funny. As I mentioned earlier, SNL has done a really good job pointing
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The day after tomorrow

by on 2008-11-03- Leave a reply

• I will stop cycling through the same seven websites all day.• I will start writing a piece I promised to Culture11 on the foreign-policy
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Oh noes!!!!!

by on 2008-11-01- Leave a reply

A one day sample in one tracking poll shows McCain +1.Wake me when there's some real evidence of tightening.
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I wanna fly into your airspace

by on 2008-10-25- Leave a reply

Russians can make the funny on YouTube too!
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McCain’s fundamental problem

by on 2008-10-24- Leave a reply

is best articulated here.
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Do you live in the “real America”?

by on 2008-10-19- Leave a reply

Remember when Bill Clinton promised to put together a Cabinet that "looks like America"? Then, to his credit, George W. Bush "appointed a more diverse
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“Is there something wrong with some seven year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she could be President?”

by on 2008-10-19- Leave a reply

Forget Powell's endorsement of Obama. The most noteworthy part of his remarks was his public denunciation of those members of the GOP who have engaged
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Quick Debate Thoughs

by on 2008-10-16- Leave a reply

I actually enjoyed last night's debate much more so than the previous three. Part of it could be that I watched with a real-live crowd
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That’s some pretty patchy fabric

by on 2008-10-16- Leave a reply

ACORN is on the brink of "perpetrating the greatest vote fraud" in American history? About to "destroy the fabric of democracy"? As I said before,
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Oh, wait. There’s a debate on!

by on 2008-10-16- Leave a reply

The third "debate" turns out to be an actual debate. Other than that, no live blogging tonight. Had to finish a midterm for one of
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