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Robert Draper

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In John Edwards' Country

(23) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 1:54 PM

So I'm driving along Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, whizzing past the array of yard signs, and I'm thinking about John Edwards, whose name of course is nowhere in sight.

Exactly six years ago, I spent my days tooling around with Edwards, having signed on as a hired...

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Obama Has What It Takes (and It's Not What You Think It Is)

(25) Comments | Posted October 30, 2008 | 1:11 PM

To me at least, Barack Obama doesn't do that convincing an impression of Major General Siad Barre, the scientific socialist, or any other kind of socialist -- or, as Obama's enjoying saying lately, a Communist who shared his kids in kindergarten. He's much more convincing as Machiavelli.

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