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Peter Connolly

Entries by Peter Connolly

Last Call

(17) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 4:28 PM

Samuel Johnson once told his friend and biographer James Boswell that "public affairs vex no man." But Dr. Johnson did not live through the off year election of 2010. For some of us, obsessive worries about the possible election to the Senate of Sharron Angle and Rand Paul, of Ken...

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All Else Failing, Try Liberalism

(128) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 5:24 PM

If the polls speak truth, the Democratic Party, my party, is facing a shattering defeat on November 2. Moreover, it will be a defeat rendered all the more bitter by the nature of too many of the Republicans likely to be elected to Congress this year. Nothing good can come...

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The Democrats Strange New Civil War

(414) Comments | Posted June 18, 2010 | 11:06 AM

Founded in 1946 by leading liberals such as J. K. Galbraith, Walter Reuther, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Americans for Democratic Action ("ADA") is America's oldest liberal organization. Each year, the ADA performs the useful service of rating the "liberal" quotient of each member of Congress's voting record based...

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Ideologues and Election Results

(69) Comments | Posted December 28, 2009 | 5:34 PM

On the evening of November 3, I watched MSNBC, seeking information about why the Commonwealth of Virginia, which Barack Obama had carried with 52.7 percent of the vote in 2008, and which had elected two Democratic governors and two Democratic senators in the last eight years, had just given 59...

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