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Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.
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Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. is a writer, commentator and former professor of political science. He is the author of over fifty articles, as well as the book The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law (Stanford, 2008), and the book manuscript "This is not Your Father's Fatherhood."

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Why Hillary Clinton Should Recruit David Petraeus for Vice President

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 4:37 PM

Assuming she gets the nomination, Hillary Clinton needs someone on the ticket who offers something she cannot provide. To win an election with a level of rancor and negativity unlike anything we've seen before, Clinton needs a very specific type of individual. It needs to be a man. A white...

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President Trump's Cabinet

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 2:47 PM

INTERNAL CAMPAIGN MEMORANDUM


TO: Mr. Trump
FROM: Corey and Team
RE: Cabinet Appointments
DATE: April 22, 2016
______________________________________________________________________________

After this week's big win in New York, we are one step closer to the White House. It's time to start thinking about the team...

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The Black Lives Matter Movement Shouldn't Have Protested Bernie Sanders' Speech

(162) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 6:44 PM

We'd been waiting for nearly two hours by the time he finally took the stage. We'd been approached by a few dozen petition-circulators, button-sellers, pamphlet-distributors and sign-holders. We'd heard a few songs by a group called the "Raging Grannies." And we'd listened to the usual array of warm-up speakers, local...

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Just a Little Off the Top, Please

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 1:26 PM

If it has been awhile since you've paid $15 for a haircut, you may be unaware of the increasingly intrusive policies of purveyors of affordable grooming services with "hair," "cuts," "clips," or "snips" in their names. From sea to shining sea, the minions of corporate clippery now demand that you...

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Graduation Day

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 12:27 PM

The chaplain begins the commencement by offering ambiguous praise of assorted higher powers without really endorsing any one over another. Next, the president reviews the superlatives of the graduating class. One student patented a way to make shoes out of used tea bags; another was involved in brokering a Kardashian...

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Office Hours

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 4:01 PM

The scene is after-class on any given day. The students, having paid varying degrees of attention for 60 minutes, are collecting their things. Without exception, every one of them has a smart phone in-hand and every one of them is giving that device the undivided attention the professor would be...

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Manifesto of the Common Sense Party

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 5:16 PM

PREAMBLE

A spectre is haunting America -- the spectre of common sense.

All the powers of old America have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Religious fundamentalists and Tea Partiers, Roves and Kochs, FOX News and those who actually believe its coverage is "fair and balanced."

Where...

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GOP Conventioneering

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 7:24 PM

Now that Paul Ryan has been pegged as the vice presidential nominee for the GOP, all that remains for the "also-rans" is to fill out the 2012 GOP Convention lineup. You thought you said goodbye to Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and the rest, didn't you? Never!

Sure, candidates may...

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The Attraction of Distraction

(27) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 11:31 AM

I can't compete with their gadgets. I can't beat out even the most mundane email coming in from an ambiguously named university office the students haven't even heard of. I can't top the text message from the girl they met last night but whose name they cannot remember. (And of...

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The Attraction of Distraction

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 11:05 AM

I can't compete with their gadgets. I can't beat out even the most mundane email coming in from an ambiguously-named university office the students haven't even heard of. I can't top the text message from the girl they met last night but whose name they cannot remember. (And of course...

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