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Entries by Marty Kaplan from 11/2012

My Chris Christie Hypocrisy

| Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

I was against Chris Christie before I was before him. If Obama wins, when all the exit polling gets sorted through, it's those images of the Democratic president touring the hurricane damage arm-in-arm with the Republican governor that may turn out to have given him his advantage.

GOP Smart on Copyright for 24 Hours

| Posted 11.19.2012 | Media

It is delicious to watch a young conservative apply conservative principles to demolish oligopolistic claptrap, even if those industries finance the campaigns of the members of Congress who pay his salary. It is sad to watch his bosses place fealty to corporate elites above the spirit of intellectual inquiry.

Two, Three, Many Grover Norquists

| Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Norquist, in case you don't watch too much cable news, is the Washington lobbyist who for years has threatened hundreds of conservative candidates with defeat unless they signed a pledge to never, ever vote to raise taxes. Until now, it worked.