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  • May 11, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    Here in Massachusetts, we'll elect two new state senators today. One will be Sal DiDomenico, to replace Anthony Galluccio; the other will be either Republican Richard Ross or Democrat Peter Smulowitz, to replace Scott Brown. Both winners can expect serious challenges in November for a full term.

    On the national scene, Nebraska and West Virginia hold primaries today, and Georgia has a special-election primary to replace congressman Nathan Deal, who is running for governor.

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  • May 04, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    As I've mentioned, there's been a whole thing out in the blogosphere over the question of conservative epistemic closure, or whether the right is constrained by beliefs reinforced by their own informational circles. Again, I don't want to get into the academic debate. But I think it does enter into a question that's been on my mind of late: How will the GOP respond to a strong economic recovery?

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  • May 04, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    The Washington Post had a nice little article Friday about the record number of women running for Congress as Republicans -- which gives good play to the much-deserving Center for American Women and Poltics (CAWP) at Rutgers, and good spin from congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington. That would be enough of an excuse for me to delve further into my pet topic, the extinction of the elected Republican woman.

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  • May 01, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    The Washington Post had a nice little article yesterday about the record number of women running for Congress as Republicans -- which gives good play to the much-deserving Center for American Women and Poltics (CAWP) at Rutgers, and good spin from congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington. That would be enough of an excuse for me to delve further into my pet topic, the extinction of the elected Republican woman.

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