Author Archives: Dana Houle

Iran Strategy Against Democrats So Bad That Trump Uses It for Republicans

Senator Barbara Mikulski’s support for the nuclear deal with Iran ensures enough Senate votes to sustain a presidential veto of a Republican bill to scuttle the deal. The New York Times has a fascinating overview of how skittish Democrats were convinced to … Continue reading

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Cheesegate

“Candidate X went to [local food speciality establishment] and was so out of touch she ordered [local food, probably derived from workman’s lunches at the turn of the century] and asked for it with [condiment or complement that sounds sensible … Continue reading

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Rebooting

This has been a fairly quiet space the last two years. After starting this blog in 2011 I posted fairly regularly, but since June 2013 I’ve only posted just eleven pieces. But while this blog has been quiet my life … Continue reading

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Are Nearly Half of Protestant Voters Unaware They Are Protestant?

According to the 2014 exit polls, 77% of the electorate was Christian. That’s almost identical to the percentage of Protestants in the general population (78%) according to the 2008 Pew U.S. Religious Landscape report. In both the exit polls and … Continue reading

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The Southern Value of Being a White Southerner

From a surprisingly and refreshingly non-craptacular piece by Byron York on Bill Clinton’s potential effect on the Arkansas Senate race: Cotton is appealing to lots of Arkansans who once voted for Clinton, either as governor, or president, or both. To … Continue reading

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Shoddy Thinking & Fevered Churchillian Visions About Ukraine

[Update Below] Obama isn’t doing enough to keep people in [Country X] from doing whatever they want to do in their country! Every bad leader in the world is doing whatever he wants because Obama’s feckless! If we’re not tough with … Continue reading

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Democrat Helps GOP Prepare Its Halbig Circular Firing Squad

A Halbig victory, according to Brian Beutler, could actually hurt and divide Republicans : The Republicans who opted out of the Medicaid expansion had Obamacare’s implementation timeline on their side. At the time of the ruling in 2012, zero people in the … Continue reading

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