Category Archives: Politics

How Republics End

By Paul Krugman, New York Times Lately I’ve been reading a lot about the ancient world. Initially, I have to admit, I was doing it for entertainment and as a refuge from news that gets worse with each passing day. … Continue reading

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How would a contested election work? Five things to know

    by Pete Williams Recounts and legal challenges can take months to play out, but not in the election of a president: the Constitution sets strict deadlines. Source: How would a contested election work? Five things to know

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The State of Play With a Dozen Days to Go

By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley Another week has passed in the presidential race and it appears that Donald Trump is not making up much if any ground on Hillary Clinton. Last month, we coined the term … Continue reading

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Are Democrats Headed For A Split Even If Clinton Wins?

A FiveThirtyEight Chat In this week’s politics chat, FiveThirtyEight examines the cracks in the Democratic Party’s coalition. The transcript below has been lightly edited. (Micah Cohen, politics editor): The WikiLeaks dumps of h… Source: Are Democrats Headed For A Split … Continue reading

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A generation of GOP stars stands diminished: ‘Everything Trump touches dies’

Republicans who backed Trump risk being mowed down in the wreckage of his campaign. By Philip Rucker of the Washington Post Trump’s turbulent campaign, on display here at Sunday night’s second presidential debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, has damaged … Continue reading

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