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  • Handover of Control Calms House Republicans

    One of those characteristics of the United States’ experiment with democracy that we tout as a shining example for the rest of the world is the peaceful transfer of power. The fact that every four (or eight) years a new President takes office via the voting booth and not by the tip of a sword or barrel of a gun is pretty amazing. Similarly impressive was the handover of control of the House...
  • The War for the Soul of the Republican Party Continues

    All of us at one time or another had a job that was, let’s say, less than fulfilling and that we dreamed of quitting. Hand-in-hand with that of course is how we would quit, thus inspiring many fantasies about telling off the boss, co-workers or interminable clients. Hollywood has provided great fodder for this – Jennifer Aniston in Office Space, Bill Murray in Stripes or Tom Cruise in Jerry...
  • Fall Outlook: Presidential Race and Congressional Issues

    The “summer of Trump” has come to a close, so now we will see whether or not “the Donald” can continue his dominance of the GOP presidential field into the fall. He continues to poll well with a commanding lead over everyone else, but there are more debates coming and he has shown some difficulty in responding to questions of policy, especially on foreign affairs issues. Style-over-substance only...
  • The Student Formerly Known as Lauren

    The most exciting thing about starting college was that for the first time in 12 years, I could totally reinvent myself. I didn’t know a single person from high school who was going there, and I could be anyone I wanted to be.  And then I showed up on move-in day wearing a Carnival cruise t-shirt. Cause that’s apparently who I wanted to be. Admittedly, I did not make the most of my collegiate...

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