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Slavery and Justifications for Southern Secession in Their Own Words »

With the national debate over removing monuments to confederate war heroes dominating headlines, perhaps we need a reminder of the principles and justifications for southern secession for which these men fought. The following excerpts are from the articles of secession adopted by five states, and the ordinances of secession adopted by the legislatures, conventions,...
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Was Hillary Clinton’s Progressive Presidential Bid Doomed from the Start? »

Hundreds of thousands of people protested Donald Trump’s presidential election win, many believing he “stole” the presidency because Clinton “won” the popular vote. Digging below the surface of the November 2016 election results, however, suggests that Clinton’s presidential bid was doomed from the beginning. Moreover, the popular vote “win” may actually have been a...
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Why Donald Trump Is Obama’s Logical Successor (And How an App Might Help) »

Establishment Republicans have been beating their breasts over Trump’s election no less than Hillary’s supporters, bewildered that a man so beyond the pale could have been the Republican nominee, much less President-elect. Chief among their theories is that a stronger national committee mechanism to identify and back their favored (read: establishment-representative) candidate for the...
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SCOTUS, the Presidential Debate, and The Formula »

The Supreme Court will be a major issue in tonight’s presidential debate. Justice Scalia’s seat is just part of the story. At 83 years old, rumors have long been swirling about the health of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a solid vote for the liberals. Moreover, Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee who often votes with the...
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The Very Strange Race for Florida’s U.S. Senate Seat »

A month ago I blogged about Florida’s 10-way race for a U.S. Senate seat, which features as its three leading candidates Republican Marco Rubio, who has a substantial lead according to the polling, current Governor Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party earlier in the year when it appeared he could not beat Rubio...
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