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    2-13-20, 3:15pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    There is a great story of him holding a press conference and replying “no comment” to every single question. As the meeting ended and the reporters...
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    2-13-20, 2:22pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Yeah. Where’s Coolidge when we need him?
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    2-13-20, 2:05pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    The best purges this decadent generation can manage are twitter campaigns and shouting down college speakers. I miss the forthrightness of my Cold...
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    2-13-20, 1:21pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Too true. I deplore the leftward drift in the GOP. It seems like anyone who didn’t honeymoon in the USSR can call themself a moderate now. I’m going...
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    2-13-20, 12:25pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I’m struck by how the definition of “moderate” has changed over the last five years.
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    2-11-20, 11:02am
    I heard this morning that the only candidate to win three N.H. primaries was Richard Nixon.
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    2-10-20, 5:39pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    It’s not like they’ll be packed off to some gulag. This isn’t Russia or Cuba or one of those other countries Bernie admires. They get to be heroes...
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    2-10-20, 12:16pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I think in the end, everyone got what they needed from the process. The Democratic leadership got to make a display, that while futile in terms of...
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    2-8-20, 10:13pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    They made the same conclusion several times during the Obama administration.
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    2-8-20, 3:56pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Maybe, but the Russians have been weaponizing balderdash since the days of John Reed, and the Republic has endured. In my view, the only way they...
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    2-8-20, 1:05pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Do we really neomccarthyite theories to explain the present situation? Can’t the BBs simply be angry at the DNC?
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    2-8-20, 1:01pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Didn’t James Carville say something recently about the choice between being a major political party or an “ideological cult”? Are the Democrats in...
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    2-8-20, 12:12pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    But right now the highly motivated opposition to Trump appears to be divided into a half dozen or so mutually antagonistic camps. Might we see...
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    2-7-20, 2:35pm
    If whatever your concept is of a middle class lifestyle isn’t worth working for, then don’t. If a family is too much work, stay single. For...
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    2-7-20, 11:49am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I wouldn’t mind seeing him run again.
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    2-7-20, 11:45am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    All in all, not a great week for the Democrats. A botched caucus, an acquittal, a galling and tantrum-inspiring SOTU address, bad news from Gallup...
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    2-7-20, 10:10am
    Puts me in mind of Rick Santorum’s win in 2012.
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    2-7-20, 10:05am
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    Russians are being killed in Ukraine and Syria by people supplied with US weapons. The prior administration got caught on a hot mic promising Putin...
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    2-6-20, 3:23pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    I don’t know about that. It would be too flagrant for a good rigging. I think Hanlon’s Razor can be applied here.
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    2-6-20, 1:06pm
    People try to pass the buck all the time. Why shouldn’t AI? The “Trolley Problem” in various forms gets used a lot. It even made an episode of...
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    2-6-20, 12:29pm
    I saw an interesting article in Bloomberg about self-driving cars: how should they be programmed to respond to situations where a choice must be made...
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    2-6-20, 11:07am
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    Which are “no more”? And I’m not talking about snarky gossip, but practical impact. Have they pulled out of NATO? Abrogated some treaty? Aligned...
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    2-5-20, 7:27pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    Is it wrong that I care so little about whether Europe approves or not?
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    2-5-20, 7:23pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    Why do you need Kremlin Konspiracy Theories when the normal rivals’ resentment over his premature annunciation seems like a perfectly adequate...
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    2-5-20, 2:15pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    Why indeed? And why just the major parties needing to go through primaries? Has the quality of candidates improved since the seventies? If a...
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    2-5-20, 1:44pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    No doubt the race to the bottom will continue when Trump gets acquitted.
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    2-5-20, 1:38pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    Well, in fairness we have yet to hear from all of them. The Iowa Democrats still seem to be struggling with the math.
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    2-5-20, 1:31pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    Based on their performance in the impeachment process, I would doubt Pelosi and her vassals could organize a respectable massacre. On the plus side,...
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    2-5-20, 12:39pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    To me, nobility was Henry Clay telling the pro-slavery faction he’d rather be right than president. Or the Duke of Wellington telling...
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    2-5-20, 12:00pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread So noble..... in Simple Public Policy
    You’ve set a very low standard for nobility. I think Trump and Pelosi displayed a level of pettiness unworthy of a middle school cafeteria.
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    2-4-20, 11:09pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread American Dirt in Reviews
    I'm imagining some of these critics transported back to the Elizabethan period and going after Shakespeare for marginalizing and appropriating Moors,...
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    2-4-20, 7:07am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    Some sort of information must be filtering through the murk. Else how could Mayor Pete be boasting of “improbable hope becoming undeniable reality”....
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    2-4-20, 6:58am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Will he win? in Simple Public Policy
    The process in Iowa is a private event run by the parties. You can’t blame Mitch or the Russians or our Space Lizard Overlords for this debacle. It...
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    2-4-20, 6:46am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Will he win? in Simple Public Policy
    What the gambling odds are is entirely a reflection of people putting their money where their mouth is. People don’t generally gamble to make an...
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    2-3-20, 11:32pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Will he win? in Simple Public Policy
    If you’re interested in a wager, You can check the current odds of him winning in November at thelines.com. Right now it looks pretty good for him.
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    2-3-20, 2:31pm
    Then we’re saved! An army of Republicans disaffected by Trump’s enormities, hitherto undetected by the polls, will rise up to abolish private health...
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    2-3-20, 1:16pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Didn’t that happen to some degree in 2016? Maybe enough to make a difference in some of the closer-run states even though he himself campaigned for...
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    2-3-20, 12:48pm
    It’s a pretty old trope, bringing out some apostate from the other party in an effort to validate your own. The I-didn’t-leave-them-they-left-me...
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    2-3-20, 10:34am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    If that’s true, why does the DNC seem to be acting on the assumption that Bernie would be electoral poison? Are they simply too corrupt or stupid to...
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    2-3-20, 10:29am
    I think that’s very true. I’ve seen it happen too. My wife and I are currently sort of negotiating the new situation where I contribute more...
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    2-3-20, 10:21am
    Thanks. I do like taking my time over breakfast. And spending whole afternoons reading. At least now in the early days, I admit to feeling a little...
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    2-3-20, 10:17am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I think if the Democrats spent less time searching for someone to blame for their failures and more time working to win elections, they would do...
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    2-3-20, 10:01am
    I felt a little chill a while back when Hillary was talking about all those people who were yearning for her to run again.
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    2-3-20, 9:54am
    I’ve just come to the end of my struggle with the meaningful work thing. I ended my “ primary” career in a decent position financially, and decided...
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    2-3-20, 9:05am
    Personally, I think Hillary had something to do with Hillary losing.
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    2-3-20, 9:00am
    I heard John Kerry said he is “absolutely not running for President”. Is that a maybe? Apparently he was overheard considering a run to rescue...
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    2-2-20, 3:44pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Rather than pursuing the conspiracy of the month, I think the Democrats would be better served by winning elections. Trump and the GOP not...
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    2-1-20, 1:11pm
    I see the DNC is changing the rules for participation in debates going forward that will be good news for self-funded candidates like Bloomberg. I...
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    2-1-20, 11:44am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Brexited! in Simple Public Policy
    The beauty of being a secessionist party that hasn’t successfully seceded yet is that you can distract from your domestic issues and failures with...
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    2-1-20, 10:53am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Does double jeopardy apply to articles of impeachment?
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    1-31-20, 9:12pm
    He’s a sort of common-law Democrat.
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    1-31-20, 8:53am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I see it could end in acquittal as early as today. Just in time for Iowa.
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    1-31-20, 8:48am
    I think Joe Crowley would be surprised to learn that USA Today had reassigned his party affiliation to the GOP.
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    1-30-20, 5:53pm
    If I remember civics class correctly, if there was a strong third party and nobody got 270 votes in the electoral college, then the House elects the...
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    1-30-20, 11:36am
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Will voters rise up in righteous anger over which witnesses the Senate chooses to call? That might depend on the numbers of the righteously angry...
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    1-29-20, 5:24pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I don’t see how that would work. How do you shame the shameless? He would simply think he had been handed another victim card to play.
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    1-29-20, 12:40pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    It’s sort of their default setting. You get used to it. The time to worry is when they start praising some Republican (who isn’t safely dead).
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    1-28-20, 1:18pm
    LDAHL replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    According to Rep Schiff, “the evidence is already overwhelming”. If that is the case, would additional witnesses serve any purpose other than...
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