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What’s the Secret of Biden’s Success? April 21, 2021 Part of the answer, surely, is identity politics. Let’s be blunt here: The modern version of “only Nixon could go to China” may be “only an old white guy can sell a new New Deal.” ... Biden, then, benefits from having a nonthreatening persona and an opposition that has forgotten how to make persuasive policy arguments. But the popularity of Bidenomics also reflects the effectiveness of a party that is far more comfortable in its own skin than it was a dozen years ago. Continue reading »

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Forgiveness (essay-31) February 29, 2020
Shame (essay-24) February 18, 2019
Ramblings (essay-23) January 29, 2019
Madness (essay-15) April 1, 2017
End of Empire (essay-13B) January 12, 2017
Stereotypes (essay-10) August 28, 2016
Hypocrisy (essay-5) April 20, 2016
Dual Citizenship (essay-1) November 27, 2014