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Slow Blogging

On the off chance that you’re wondering where I’ve disappeared to: No, I am not in a weeks-long drunken stupor over the Senate Democrats’ glorious folly of triggering abolition of the Supreme Court filibuster. I’m instead turning to matters that I somewhat neglected during the Gorsuch confirmation battle. Plus, in what might be a short period of calm before the next Supreme Court nomination, I’ve been diving into a great new project that I’ll be eager to highlight soon.

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Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More