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David Paul Kuhn

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Wall Street Turns on Democrats

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2010 | 2:32 PM

It's no secret. Democrats are seeking to reform the hand that feeds them.

Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd leads the Senate fight for financial reform. But on Monday, Dodd will travel to Manhattan's Upper East Side to attend a fundraiser at a Wall Street executive's home.

This is the way Washington...

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Obama and the Invisible Workingman

(17) Comments | Posted December 22, 2009 | 12:40 PM

Cross-posted with RealClearPolitics.

This month, the Obama administration renewed its push for stimulus dollars to be directed to minority groups and women. But government data paints a Great Recession that has not discriminated in its casualties, at least not in the modern liberal sense. It's blue collar...

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Unforced Error: Obama as San Fran Liberal Elitist

(411) Comments | Posted April 13, 2008 | 3:45 PM

It's difficult to underestimate the enduring impact of Barack Obama's "bitter" remark. The day after John Kerry blurted that he "actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it" Vice President Dick Cheney ripped into the Democratic nominee and GOP strategists were already envisioning a new ad...

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Obama's Dukakis Moment: Bowling Blunders Matter

(278) Comments | Posted April 9, 2008 | 7:14 AM

Last week many had their fun poking fun at Barack Obama's gutter balls. Monday on Ellen Hillary Clinton decided to toss a little ball at some pins on set in order to keep Obama's bowling blunder in the conversation. It wasn't the most tactful response. But Obama's poor showing was...

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White Men Seen All Wrong

(241) Comments | Posted February 27, 2008 | 9:24 PM

Washington analysts are beginning to notice a curious fact of the Democratic race. In a primary contest between the first black or female nominee, white men are the critical swing vote. Yet despite white males still disproportionately representing us in politics, we still misunderstand them as voters.

There remains a...

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Misunderstanding Racism in the Rise of Reagan and Republicans

(78) Comments | Posted December 3, 2007 | 8:00 PM

There has been a fierce debate in recent weeks over racism's role in Ronald Reagan's political legacy and, by extension, the rise of the Republican Party.

The argument goes that Democrats lost their majority, above all other reasons, because they would not appease white racists, particularly in...

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