Vague populist appeals like Al Gore's in 2000 are leading indicators of insincerity, and candidates who lose votes because of it have only themselves - not third parties - to blame.
Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Read more about Phoniness, calculation, and palatable hypocrisy
Jonathan Chait has been making parallels between the current discussion on race and the red baiting of the 50s. To say the least, it's an inapt comparison.
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Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission
Jason Molina died last year of alcohol-related organ failure. He was 39.
The real truth about it is no one gets it right
The real truth about it is we're all supposed to try
There ain't no end to the sands I've been trying to cross
The real truth about it is my kind of life's no better off
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A debate between the two writers reveals what might be a bit of a blind spot for one of them.