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Publicity-Shy Pol Makes Headlines for the Worst Reason
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Publicity-Shy Pol Makes Headlines for the Worst Reason

Raymond J. Buckley, Jr., chair of the NH Democratic party, was falsely accused of possessing child pornography. That’s all most people know, but there is more to him than that.

Populists Tend to Govern Poorly
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Populists Tend to Govern Poorly

Populists, like Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, are often good at getting elected and bad at governing.

Just When I Thought I Knew Pat and Richard Nixon
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Just When I Thought I Knew Pat and Richard Nixon

A high school and college chum of Richard Nixon told me stories about him and his wife Pat before he became “Richard Nixon.”

Robert McNamara Spent His Life Atoning for Vietnam
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Robert McNamara Spent His Life Atoning for Vietnam

Robert McNamara was an architect of the Vietnam War. But he was great at turning a phrase.

NH Governor Is Adamantly Against Making Anyone Mad
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NH Governor Is Adamantly Against Making Anyone Mad

In 201o, Gov. John Lynch was elected to an unprecedented 4th term, despite a complete sweep by Republicans in NH. …Read the Rest

Defeated State Rep was in the Wrong Political Party
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Defeated State Rep was in the Wrong Political Party

State Rep. Liz Hager, R-Concord, NH, lost her re-election bid because the GOP moved in a different direction, and left her at the curb.

Limbaugh Wanted Prison for Druggies Till the Cops Came for Him
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Limbaugh Wanted Prison for Druggies Till the Cops Came for Him

Rush Limbaugh wanted poor, addicted kids in prison until the cops came to arrest him for drugs.

15 Lessons We Didn’t Learn in Vietnam
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15 Lessons We Didn’t Learn in Vietnam

David Halberstam’s book about the failure of Vietnam policymakers teaches a lot about what went wrong in Iraq.

Clear Ex-Bushies of Crimes, Except Torture
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Clear Ex-Bushies of Crimes, Except Torture

Charging officials of former administrations with crimes is a bad precedent. Torture is another matter, however.

War Hawks Never Fought a War
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War Hawks Never Fought a War

How do Bush, Dick Cheney, and the think-tank intellectuals from Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon, who never fought themselves, come off claiming to “support the troops” in light of the scandalous medical treatment and paperwork burdens they impose on wounded veterans?

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