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Meet The President

The 30th President, that is. The National Archives is presenting an evening with Calvin Coolidge on March 16–full details here (scroll down a bit). The actual President Coolidge having left the building some time ago, the show will feature professional actor Jim Cooke, whose claim to be the world’s foremost Calvin Coolidge impersonator is, he tells me, still unchallenged. (Jim also does Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and Edward Everett (“the other speaker at Gettysburg”).)

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Warren Is a Fraud

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Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More