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October 10, 2016
POLITICS: Bobby Jindal's Fiscal Record

My latest NR magazine piece, on Bobby Jindal's fiscal record in Louisiana.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:55 PM | Politics 2016
August 1, 2016
POLITICS/WAR: Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Failures

Most of my NRO content can be found now on my NR author page, although I probably should update the links here more often anyway.

My first article in the magazine (subscription-only, and those aren't linked in the author archive): Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Failures

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:33 PM | Politics 2016 • | War 2007-16
June 7, 2016
POLITICS: A Farewell To RedState

RS: A Farewell To RedState

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:37 PM | Blog 2006-16 • | Politics 2016
June 4, 2016
HISTORY/POLITICS: Politico Sells Zachary Taylor Short

NRO: Politico Sells Zachary Taylor Short

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:56 AM | History • | Politics 2016
June 2, 2016
POLITICS: We Get the Candidates Our Undignified Media Deserve

LA Times: We get the candidates our undignified media deserve

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:02 AM | Politics 2016
POLITICS/HISTORY: No, Ronald Reagan Didn't Launch His 1980 Campaign in Philadelphia, MS

RS: No, Ronald Reagan Didn't Launch His 1980 Campaign in Philadelphia, MS

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:15 AM | History • | Politics 2016
May 30, 2016
HISTORY: Remember Joseph Warren This Memorial Day

RS: Remember Joseph Warren This Memorial Day

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:27 PM | History
May 25, 2016
POLITICS: The Dog That Didn't Bark: Trump Voters in Down-Ballot Primaries

NRO: The Dog That Didn't Bark: Trump Voters in Down-Ballot Primaries

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:29 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
May 23, 2016
POLITICS: You Won't Believe Why Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe Is Under Federal Investigation

RS: You Won't Believe Why Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe Is Under Federal Investigation

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:04 PM | Politics 2016
May 17, 2016
POLITICS: The Never Trump Movement Is Neither Anti-American Nor Hypocritical

RS: The Never Trump Movement Is Neither Anti-American Nor Hypocritical

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:54 PM | Politics 2016
May 11, 2016
POLITICS: A Very Different Republican Coalition: Can It Fly?

RS: A Very Different Republican Coalition: Can It Fly?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:19 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
May 6, 2016
POLITICS: Is #NeverTrump Doomed To Fold?

NRO: Is #NeverTrump Doomed To Fold?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:34 PM | Politics 2016
May 5, 2016
POLITICS: Dear Republican Politician: Let's Talk about Donald Trump

NRO: Dear Republican Politician: Let's Talk about Donald Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:32 PM | Politics 2016
May 4, 2016
POLITICS: Politics Is Still Downstream of Culture

RS: Politics Is Still Downstream of Culture

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:34 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Trump's Next Victim: Pollsters

RS: Trump's Next Victim: Pollsters

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:33 PM
May 1, 2016
POLITICS: Yes, Donald Trump Would Be Worse Than Any Prior Republican Nominee

RS: Yes, Donald Trump Would Be Worse Than Any Prior Republican Nominee

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:31 AM | Politics 2016
April 27, 2016
POLITICS: Trump Supporters Already Pre-Spinning November Trump Loss

RS: Trump Supporters Already Pre-Spinning November Trump Loss

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:31 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: The Fiorina Pick

NRO: The Fiorina Pick

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:33 PM | Politics 2016
April 26, 2016
POLITICS: Ten Reasons Moderates Should Vote for Ted Cruz

NRO: Ten Reasons Moderates Should Vote for Ted Cruz

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:29 PM | Politics 2016
April 25, 2016
POLITICS/FOOTBALL: Donald Trump Hearts Tom Brady; Does Indiana?

RS: Donald Trump Hearts Tom Brady; Does Indiana?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:30 PM | Football • | Politics 2016
April 20, 2016
HISTORY/POLITICS: Do Not Weep for Andrew Jackson

NRO: Do Not Weep for Andrew Jackson

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:27 PM | History • | Politics 2016
April 19, 2016
POLITICS: What To Watch For In Tonight's NY Republican Primary

RS: What To Watch For In Tonight's NY Republican Primary

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:39 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
POLITICS: When Will Democrats Return Trump's Donations?

NRO: When Will Democrats Return Trump's Donations?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:16 PM | Politics 2016
April 8, 2016
POLITICS: After Wisconsin, By The Numbers

RS: After Wisconsin, By The Numbers

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:28 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
April 5, 2016
POLITICS: No, Donald Trump Can't "Burn It Down." Washington Would Go On The Same.

RS: No, Donald Trump Can't "Burn It Down." Washington Would Go On The Same.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:27 AM | Politics 2016
April 4, 2016
LAW/POLITICS: BREAKING: SCOTUS Rejects "One Man One Vote" Challenge

RS: BREAKING: SCOTUS Rejects "One Man One Vote" Challenge

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:26 PM | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2016
March 25, 2016
POLITICS: Why Did Almost Nobody See The Trade Issue Coming Before Trump?

NRO: Why Did Almost Nobody See The Trade Issue Coming Before Trump?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 PM | Politics 2016
March 24, 2016
POLITICS: Can Donald Trump or Ted Cruz Beat Hillary Clinton? A New National Poll May Surprise You

RS: Can Donald Trump or Ted Cruz Beat Hillary Clinton? A New National Poll May Surprise You

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:24 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
March 18, 2016
POLITICS: Mitt Romney: I'm Voting For Ted Cruz. You Should Too.

RS: Mitt Romney: I'm Voting For Ted Cruz. You Should Too.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:23 PM | Politics 2016
March 17, 2016
POLITICS: It Is Time To Grow Up And Unite Cruz And Rubio Supporters Behind Ted Cruz

RS: It Is Time To Grow Up And Unite Cruz And Rubio Supporters Behind Ted Cruz

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:22 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Ted Cruz or Bust: Armageddon Tuesday By The Numbers

RS: Ted Cruz or Bust: Armageddon Tuesday By The Numbers

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:21 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
March 15, 2016
POLITICS: This Is Not 1980, And Donald Trump Is Not Ronald Reagan

RS: This Is Not 1980, And Donald Trump Is Not Ronald Reagan

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:20 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
March 9, 2016
POLITICS: It Is Time For Marco Rubio To Join Ted Cruz For The Benefit Of Marco Rubio

RS: It Is Time For Marco Rubio To Join Ted Cruz For The Benefit Of Marco Rubio

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:19 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
March 7, 2016
POLITICS: Donald Trump Is A Cowardly Appeaser Who Got Bullied By The Mob

RS: Donald Trump Is A Cowardly Appeaser Who Got Bullied By The Mob

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:19 PM | Politics 2016
March 5, 2016
POLITICS: Don't Overlook The Importance Of This Weekend's Voting

RS: Don't Overlook The Importance Of This Weekend's Voting

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:17 AM | Politics 2016
March 3, 2016
POLITICS: Marco Rubio's Path To Victory After Super Tuesday, By The Numbers

RS: Marco Rubio's Path To Victory After Super Tuesday, By The Numbers

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:16 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
POLITICS: Will John Kasich Criticize Donald Trump Tonight or Run Interference for Him?

NRO: Will John Kasich Criticize Donald Trump Tonight or Run Interference for Him?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:10 PM | Politics 2016
March 1, 2016
POLITICS: New CNN Poll: Trump Loses To Hillary, Rubio & Cruz Would Win

RS: New CNN Poll: Trump Loses To Hillary, Rubio & Cruz Would Win

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:16 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
POLITICS: A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser

RS: A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:15 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
February 28, 2016
POLITICS: Donald Trump is a Glass-Jawed Coward Afraid to Debate Rubio or Cruz Again

RS: Donald Trump is a Glass-Jawed Coward Afraid to Debate Rubio or Cruz Again

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:14 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Donald Trump Fails Three Times to Deny the KKK

NRO: Donald Trump Fails Three Times to Deny the KKK

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:14 PM | Politics 2016
February 27, 2016
POLITICS: Release Your Testimony, Donald Trump

RS: Release Your Testimony, Donald Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:42 PM | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Marco Rubio Gives Democratic Strategists The Vapors

RS: Marco Rubio Gives Democratic Strategists The Vapors

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:41 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
POLITICS: Super Tuesday Preview: Massachusetts

RS: Super Tuesday Preview: Massachusetts

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:40 PM | Politics 2016
February 26, 2016
POLITICS: Will Donald Trump Bail on Future Debates?

RS: Will Donald Trump Bail on Future Debates?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:39 PM | Politics 2016
February 25, 2016
POLITICS: America Won Tonight's Debate

RS: America Won Tonight's Debate

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:38 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Second Florida Poll Of The Day Shows Rubio Closer To Trump

RS: Second Florida Poll Of The Day Shows Rubio Closer To Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:37 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
POLITICS: New National Poll of Hispanics: Rubio Popular, Trump Hated

RS: New National Poll of Hispanics: Rubio Popular, Trump Hated

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:36 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
February 24, 2016
POLITICS: Rubio Campaign Calls On Trump To Renounce Pro-Trump White Supremacist Robocalls

RS: Rubio Campaign Calls On Trump To Renounce Pro-Trump White Supremacist Robocalls

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:36 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS/LAW: The Vindication of Rick Perry

RS: The Vindication of Rick Perry

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:35 PM | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2016
February 23, 2016
POLITICS: The Ted Cruz Campaign Will Win Or Lose By March 6

RS: The Ted Cruz Campaign Will Win Or Lose By March 6

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:25 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Nevada GOP Caucus Looks Like A Voter Fraud Bonanza

RS: Nevada GOP Caucus Looks Like A Voter Fraud Bonanza

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:03 PM | Politics 2016
February 22, 2016
POLITICS: 'Amnesty' Is A Majority Position With Republican Primary Voters

RS: 'Amnesty' Is A Majority Position With Republican Primary Voters

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:24 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: South Carolina By The Numbers

RS: South Carolina By The Numbers

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:23 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
February 20, 2016
POLITICS: Exit Polls From 2012, 2008 and 2000 Tell Us A Few Things About South Carolina

RS: Exit Polls From 2012, 2008 and 2000 Tell Us A Few Things About South Carolina

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:21 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
February 19, 2016
POLITICS: New South Carolina Polls Show A BIG Surprise

RS: New South Carolina Polls Show A BIG Surprise

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:20 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
February 18, 2016
POLITICS: John Kasich's Brokered-Convention-Or-Bust Strategy

RS: John Kasich's Brokered-Convention-Or-Bust Strategy

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:19 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: The Time For Expectations Management Is Ending

RS: The Time For Expectations Management Is Ending

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:18 PM | Politics 2016
LAW: Antonin Scalia's Political Philosophy

TWS: Antonin Scalia's Political Philosophy

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:29 PM | Law 2009-16
February 17, 2016
POLITICS: Is Jeb Bush Preparing Himself to Drop Out?

NRO: Is Jeb Bush Preparing Himself to Drop Out?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:09 PM | Politics 2016
February 16, 2016
POLITICS: New South Carolina Poll From CNN: The Race For 2-3-4

RS: New South Carolina Poll From CNN: The Race For 2-3-4

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:17 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
POLITICS: A Nutty Plan To Confirm An Obama Nominee To Replace Scalia - After The Election

RS: A Nutty Plan To Confirm An Obama Nominee To Replace Scalia - After The Election

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:15 PM | Politics 2016
February 15, 2016
HISTORY/LAW/POLITICS: Closing The Book On The Silent Generation

NRO: Closing The Book On The Silent Generation

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:11 PM | History • | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2016
February 14, 2016
POLITICS: Can Any Republican Senators Afford To Go Wobbly On A Scalia Replacement? Guess Which Ones.

RS: Can Any Republican Senators Afford To Go Wobbly On A Scalia Replacement? Guess Which Ones.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:12 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Which Obama Do Republicans Want to Nominate?

NRO: Which Obama Do Republicans Want to Nominate?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:36 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS/LAW: Scalia and South Carolina

NRO: Justice Scalia, Political Philosopher and Political Football

RS: New Hampshire Primary By The Numbers

RS: Take A RedState Presidential Electability Poll!

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:31 PM | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
February 9, 2016
POLITICS: Which Obama Do Republicans Want to Nominate?

NRO: Which Obama Do Republicans Want to Nominate?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:03 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: New Hampshire Primary 2016

NRO: The Expectations Game, New Hampshire Primary Edition

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:30 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
February 8, 2016
POLITICS: Almost New Hampshire

RS: How Big Were The Ratings For ABC's New Hampshire Debate?

NRO: John Kasich Is Not the 'Electable' Republican

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:05 PM | Politics 2016
February 6, 2016
POLITICS: New Hampshire Fight Night

NRO: The Curious Case of the Senators That Didn't Bark on Debate Night

RS: Now The Marco Rubio Spin Wars Begin

NRO: What Trump Should Try To Do Tonight

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:29 PM | Politics 2016
POLITICS: Road to New Hampshire

RS: Are "Electable" Candidates Actually Electable? Part II: Swing State Electability

RS: New Hampshire Is Very Different From Iowa

RS: Paul Ryan on President Obama: Don't Feed The Troll

RS: Hear Rush Limbaugh Call Marco Rubio A "Legitimate, Full-Throated Conservative" [AUDIO]

NRO: The Two Kinds of Presidential Primary Personality Cults

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:31 PM | Politics 2016
February 3, 2016
POLITICS: Ulrich for Mayor?

RS: Bill de Blasio May Get A Republican Challenger

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:47 AM | Politics 2016
February 2, 2016
POLITICS: Now With More National Review

As a reminder, you can follow me on Twitter @baseballcrank or bookmark these links to catch up on my latest work:

at RedState

at The Federalist

and now at National Review

Latest since my last post here:

RS: Eight Takeaways From Iowa As New Hampshire Looms

NRO: The Iowa Caucus Expectations Game: What Do the Republican Candidates Need?

RS: BREAKING: Projected Winners: Cruz & Hillary

RS: Tim Scott to Endorse Marco Rubio

RS: Media: On Today's Glenn Beck Program

RS: Iowa Establishment Quislings Backing Trump For 30 Pieces of Ethanol?

RS: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Responded To Donald Trump and It Was PERFECT

RS: Michael Reagan to Donald Trump: You're No Ronald Reagan

NRO: Last Night's Debate Underlines Why Congress Is a Problem for the 'Establishment' Republicans

RS: Are "Electable" Candidates Actually Electable? Part I: Presidential Primaries 1948-2012

RS: Where Will The "Republican Regular" Voters Go?

RS: The Case For Marco Rubio Part II: The Salesman

RS: New Hampshire Poll: Hillary Up 17 With Women, Bernie Up 42 With Men

RS: GOP Big Money Goes After Marco Rubio

RS: ARG Polls Love John Kasich When Nobody Else Does

RS: Dear Ted Cruz, Donald Trump & Jeb Bush: Stop Trying To Extort GOP Voters Instead of Persuading Them

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:26 PM | Politics 2016
January 17, 2016
POLITICS: Trumpian Motion

RS: Donald Trump Floats A Pro-Abortion Vice President

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:13 AM | Politics 2016
January 14, 2016
POLITICS: Rubio, Cruz, Trump

RS: Marco Rubio Is Now Getting Attacked Unfairly For Killing Charlie Crist's Climate Scheme

RS: Ted Cruz Leading Tight Iowa Race In New Gold Standard Poll

RS: The Case For Marco Rubio, Part I: Experience

RS: How A Donald Trump Nomination Would Make The GOP Consultant Class Very Rich

RS: Do Liberals Know The History Of Their Own Ideas?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:46 AM | Politics 2016
January 4, 2016
POLITICS: End of 2015

My last two essays of 2015 were just before Christmas:

RS: Against Despair: A Christmas Credo for Republicans

RS: What Would a Rubio Win Look Like?

On to 2016.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:47 PM | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
December 18, 2015
POLITICS: Bomb Aladdin!

RS: PPP Polls Shows Why Issue Polling Is So Unreliable

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:30 PM | Politics 2015 • | Poll Analysis
December 16, 2015
POLITICS: Fifth Debate Analysis and Boyd Strategy Essay

My longest deep dive of the year, from the theories of John Boyd: Military Strategist Explains Why Donald Trump Leads - And How He Will Fail

In the LA Times: To understand Donald Trump, look to Europe

Debate Review: The Superstars Bleed

Pick Your Favorite Lindsey Graham Face

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:55 AM | History • | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
December 10, 2015
POLITICS/LAW: Up With Scalia, Down With Kasich

This Dumb, Dishonest Attack On Justice Scalia Takes The Cake

This One Statistic DESTROYS John Kasich's Presidential Campaign

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:31 PM | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
December 9, 2015
POLITICS: Latest Essays Through Dec 8, 2015

The 2016 GOP Primary Calendar Is A Challenge For Ted Cruz

8 Ways This Facebook Meme Is Wrong About Treating Guns Like Abortions

Here's The Real Republican Voter Turnout Issue In 2016 (And The Democrats' Too)

Democrat Alan Grayson Goes Full Birther on Ted Cruz

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:15 AM | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
November 26, 2015
POLITICS: Happy Thanksgiving, 2015!

Diebold Stole My Doobies! Stoners Blame "Stolen" Election

The Myth of "4 Million Conservative Voters Stayed Home in 2012"

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:25 PM | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
November 23, 2015
POLITICS: Nutty Uncle Bernie

Bernie Sanders Is Still Polling Better With Democrats Than Donald Trump Is With Republicans

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:19 PM | Politics 2016
November 20, 2015
POLITICS: Fear and Loathing in Hillaryland

Democrats Start To Show Early Signs of Panic About 2016

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:44 PM | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
November 18, 2015
POLITICS: Aging Democrats

The Democrat Bench Is Shallow And Aging

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:31 AM | Politics 2015
November 16, 2015
POLITICS: What Conservatism Is

Conservatism's Essential Element Is Experience

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:59 PM | Politics 2015
POLITICS: Jindal for President

Conservative Voters Should Give Bobby Jindal A Chance

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:54 PM | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
November 4, 2015
BLOG/POLITICS: My Latest, 10/6/15-11/3/15

The Obama Administration Goes Big On Extraordinary Rendition

Bobby Jindal's Ambitious Tax Plan

Should House Republicans Draft Paul Ryan To Be Speaker?

Paul Ryan Uses His Leverage To Drive A Hard Bargain

Donald Trump Tries To Backtrack After Insulting Iowa Voters As Brain-Damaged Corn-Huffers

How and Why Ronald Reagan Won

Previewing The GOP Presidential Primary Calendar

Hillary Clinton Embraces Obama's Immigration Policy and Contempt for Congress

Seven Questions About Matt Bevin's Win In Kentucky

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:07 PM | Blog 2006-16 • | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
September 24, 2015
BASEBALL: RIP Yogi

Yogi Berra: Born To Squat

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:21 PM | Baseball 2012-16 • | Baseball Columns
POLITICS: Rubio on "Amnesty"

Marco Rubio on "Amnesty": Let's Take Care of Everything Else First

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:19 PM | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
September 17, 2015
POLITICS/LAW: My Latest, 9/17/15

Syrian Refugees: Arm Them, Train Them, And Send Them Back

This Was Not A Good Debate For Jeb Bush and John Kasich

The Supreme Court Probably Isn't Done With Obamacare Litigation

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:40 PM | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016 • | War 2007-16
September 4, 2015
POLITICS/LAW: Latest Roundup

Bobby Jindal and the Easily Forgotten Lessons of Hurricane Katrina

Donald Trump Shows Why Money In Politics Is A Good Thing

Go Back To Your Day Job, Lindsey Graham

How The Supreme Court Created Kim Davis

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:44 AM | Hurricane Katrina • | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016
August 13, 2015
POLITICS: Trumpathon

My two most recent posts at RedState:

1. My quick reaction to the first debate (it seems from post-debate polling that many viewers disagreed with me about Ben Carson, who I thought had a very weak debate but who finished strong.

2. Laura Ingraham Gets Punked By Donald Trump, on the recklessness of conservative talk radio in boosting Donald Trump.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:01 PM | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016 | Comments (3)
July 24, 2015
POLITICS/HISTORY: Connecticut Democrats Erase Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson From Their History

At RedState: Connecticut Democrats Erase Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson From Their History

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:29 AM | History • | Politics 2015
LAW/POLITICS: King v Burwell

I forgot to add this one the last time I updated here - I didn't get around to writing up a full analysis of the King v Burwell decision and its many glaring flaws, but I did put together a Storify essay from my Tweets.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:21 AM | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2015
July 10, 2015
BLOG: Welcome Back, Blog!

I've been neglecting this blog rather badly for altogether too long - the archives say I haven't posted here since September 21, 2014. I've been busy in the interim on Twitter, of course, and publishing elsewhere. I probably need to post archived versions of some of those posts here. For now: links.

I will start with The Weekly Standard, where I have this issue's cover story, just posted today: Giving Thomas His Due, on Justice Thomas' opinions over the past year and what they tell us about his philosophy.

The Federalist

Then there's The Federalist, where I tend to post my longer essays these days. I ran a lengthy 5-part essay prior to the Obergefell decision, "Can Gays And Christians Coexist In America?". Part I looked at the Biblical reasons why Christians believe in one-man-one-woman-for-life marriage. Part II looked at the history of Catholicism and other Biblical Christianity in the battles over slavery and Jim Crow. Part III looked at the Christian concept of scandal and the battle between liberty-based and equality-based views of "LGBT rights." Part IV looked at the legal arguments over the rational basis for distinguishing between opposite-sex and same-sex marriage. And Part V traced possible ways forward for coexistence post-Obergefell, which admittedly are not looking especially promising at the moment.

The First Principle Of U.S. Foreign Policy looked at various approaches to our foreign policy.

Others from the fall, including some of my poll-analysis posts:

The Ferguson Riots Are Nothing Like The Original Tea Party Protests

Polling Postmortem: The Best And Worst Senate Polls Of 2014 (I keep meaning to run the companion piece on the Governors races before 2016 polling heats up).

Do Democrats Always Win Close Statewide Elections? (covers the 1998-2013 elections; I should update this with 2014 results).

Listening To President Obama's Ebola Advice Could Get People Killed

And of course, if you missed it last time, my essay on how History Is Not On The Democrats' Side In 2016 is still an important read on the coming election, undoubtedly the most significant piece I will write on the 2016 election.

RedState

The Rise & Fall of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina - I wrote this a few weeks back, but it's very relevant to today's news.

Reading Tea Leaves on the 2015 Supreme Court Term - Basically just some educated speculation on who would write what and when, which ended up having mixed results.

Democratic Party Now Literally Selling Hate - a Father's Day gift post!

Bernie Sanders, Deodorant and Diversity - a meditation on central planning and markets.

Marco Rubio Recounts The History of Obama’s Treatment of Israel - quick hit on a great Rubio floor speech. Rubio isn't my first choice in 2016, but he's done nothing but impress this year.

From the fall:

2014 and Republican Morale - a GOP victory lap and a reflection on what it meant.

The Breakers Broke: A Look Back At The Fall 2014 Polls - A personal victory lap on my 2014 poll analysis and how it relates to the polling controversies of 2012.

The 2014 Polls And The 2012 Exit Polls - An earlier look at the same topic and at some specific issues with exit polling and poll methodology.

Nobody at Vox.com Has Read The Fourteenth Amendment

BREAKING: Supreme Court Takes Obamacare Subsidies Case (on King v Burwell).

First Cut: 7 Polling and Elections Lessons From 2014 (Immediate 2014 election aftermath)

Why I Voted Yes On Question 1 (NY) (Election Day post on a NY ballot initiative)

Final Senate Breakers & Governors Breakers Report November 3, 2014

Senate Breakers Report October 30, 2014

Governors Breakers Report October 30, 2014

A Sad and Desperate Attack on Chris Christie - Actually a fairly deep dive on voter fraud controversies.

Governors Breakers Report October 22, 2014

Senate Breakers Report October 21, 2014

Senate and Governors Breakers Report October 10, 2014

Senate Breakers Report and Governors Breakers Report: Oct 1

Introducing The Senate Breakers Report - September 26, 2014, the start of my Fall 2014 stretch drive when I started getting too busy to cross-post here.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:22 PM | Blog 2006-16 • | Law 2009-16 • | Politics 2014 • | Politics 2015 • | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis
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