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Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?

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Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?
If you’re into perennially tanned, complex political figures not named John Boehner, meet Florida’s Charlie Crist. If the name sounds familiar, maybe it’s because Crist has an uncanny aptitude for remaining relevant no matter the times. Over the course of the last seven years, he’s been elected governor, switched parties (Republican to independent to Democrat),…
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Shrinking Unions, Shrinking Middle Class: Cause And Effect?

Shrinking Unions, Shrinking Middle Class: Cause And Effect?

Full disclosure: I was a child of the American labor union – the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, to be specific. We grew up believing collective bargaining put a roof over our heads, food on our table, and clothes on our backs. Because it did. In return, my WWII combat veteran father climbed hill country…
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Will Georgia Go Blue?

Will Georgia Go Blue?

If you had told me last year that a red state in the Deep South could possibly turn blue within two or three election cycles, I probably would’ve laughed at you and then dismissed everything you had to say about politics ever again. But to my surprise (and the dismay of conservatives), the possibility of…
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Remember When 65 Used To Be Safe?

Remember When 65 Used To Be Safe?

Sixty-five used to be safe. Not super-safe, like membership in the National Rifle Association or a billion dollars in a checking account, but still kind of ollie ollie oxen free safe. Politicians know that older people vote, and know how to look after themselves. Young people never learned the lessons of civics class. If they…
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How Will President Obama Be Remembered?

How Will President Obama Be Remembered?

What will President Barack Obama’s legacy be when he leaves office on January 20, 2017? This question lies at the heart of David Remnick’s recent piece in The New Yorker, written after he spent some time with the president behind closed doors. Like many presidents, Obama spends a lot of time thinking about how he…
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