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The Electoral Problem is Rural

Just prior to the election, I told you that the students at my child’s suburban Philaldelphia elementary school in Chester County, Pennsylvania had voted for Clinton by a healthy 64%-34% margin. When their parents showed up to vote at the…

Is David Brooks Worth Listening To?

It took me a little while to notice it, but back on October 27th, the Columbia Journalism Review published a profile of David Brooks written by Danny Funt. First, I’d like to compliment Mr. Funt on being a good craftsman.…

Don’t Blame the Far Left for Trump

I really have a hard time believing that Mytheos Holt is willing to make an argument that among the primary reasons that Donald Trump is having some success among Republican poll responders is that the American people, as a whole,…

Why Both Sides Are Wrong

If his research can be believed, psychologist John Gottman can tell you with about 90% accuracy whether you’re going to stay with your partner or split up. It’s really not that complicated, actually, and his findings match what we’d intuitively…