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Entries by Lincoln Mitchell from 11/2011

Occupy Wall Street and the Dirty Hippies Narrative

| Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The growing support for Occupy Wall Street suggests that the American people are more interested in substance and real economic issues than with cheap shots about drum circles, long hair and hygiene.

Herman Cain and the Tea Party Legacy

| Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin, who no longer had any role in Washington or elsewhere in politics, could meet the Tea Party appetite for extremist rhetoric more than even a right-wing senator like Jim DeMint, who still had a real job, could. Today Herman Cain is in a similar position.

Running Against Romney

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain's turn as the front-runner for the non-Romney division of the Republican Party's presidential primary seems to be winding down. The candidate most likely to take Cain's place? Newt Gingrich.

Ignorance of the Issues May Not Be as Useful as Many Republicans Think

| Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

In the last two decades, inability to discuss issues in any depth has shifted from being a liability to a point of pride among Republican candidates.

The Failure of the Super Committee and the Dismal Future for Congress

| Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

The super committee, in addition to being a gimmick, was a way for congressional leadership and the White House to put off the decisions that were forced upon them by the debt ceiling debate.