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pavel-somov's picture
Food for thought (to go along with my 2010 post Psychology of Presidential Ambition): "Overall, the study found, presidents tended to be more like psychopaths than the general population in their level of fearless dominance, but they didn't show a psychopathic excess of impulsive antisocial...
bob-mustin's picture
Drift, by Rachel Maddow   image via moviespad.com Had Maddow not already obtained a doctorate in political science, and had she not already made her bones as a Rhodes scholar, this book would have made a competent doctoral dissertation. Heck, other members of the press have already grilled...
tim-wise's picture
This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama in November. You know who you are. I know that it's probably a bad time for this. Your...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Dear Senator Clinton:             Congratulations on winning Kentucky. I think I should start on the positive first because I’m going to say some things that might not be considered positive. First, I’ll tell you a story.             Ten years ago, when Monica Levinsky became a household name, my...
jacquelyn-mitchard's picture
It would be nose to nose, whoever ran. Some polls seem to indicate that while Americans want Democrats to lead the country, with Barack Obama as the candidate, some Democratic voters might be tempted to vote for Republican John McCain. Yet Barack Obama's huge new gains among high-profile Democrats...
jacquelyn-mitchard's picture
When Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) lost the Iowa Caucuses, a part of me sighed.. and perhaps a part of me died. I have two daughters, aged 12 and 8. I dreamed of the November day when I could turn to both my daughters, who are Latina, and say, it is just as I told you: You can be president....