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McCain Not Quite Conceding Wisconsin, But…

Reports that McCain is pulling out of Wisconsin are not quite accurate. The RNC has stopped running ads there (as well as Maine). McCain is set to run ads in the Badger State until Oct. 26, at least.

Note that when you are percieved to have conceded a state, your polling usually nose-dives…

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Making Sense of the Iran Chaos

One would prefer that correct decisions be made according to careful, deliberate plan. But a correct decision made impulsively, through a troubling process, is still nonetheless correct, and so it is with Donald Trump’s decision to refrain from military action against Iran. The proposed strike would represent a ... Read More
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Pro-Abortion Nonsense from John Irving

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