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Sean Wilentz

Entries by Sean Wilentz

Will Lincoln Win?

(91) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 8:45 AM

Now that hoopla surrounding President Obama's inauguration is over, the real election campaign can begin. And the big question is the same as it was 150 years ago: Will Lincoln win?

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has won enormous praise from reviewers, instantly catapulting it to the top tier of contenders for...

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Barack Obama and the Unmaking of the Democratic Party

(693) Comments | Posted May 23, 2008 | 6:40 PM

With her overwhelming victory in Kentucky on May 20, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has completed her sweep of the crucial primary states adjoining the Ohio River -- and the fight for the Democratic nomination has entered its final phases. Having picked up a net gain of nearly 140,000 votes...

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James Clyburn Happy to Play His Familiar Part Once More

(418) Comments | Posted April 29, 2008 | 10:24 PM

Once again -- and for the last time -- the Democratic primary campaign has moved into a southern state, North Carolina, with a large African American population as well as a considerable university and college town liberal vote. Once again, the Barack Obama campaign and its supporters, fresh from a...

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Who's the Real Idealist, Hillary or Obama?

(86) Comments | Posted December 12, 2007 | 3:14 PM

R. J. Eskow's article in the Huffington Post raises an important question about idealism and liberalism. But it's not the one he poses, nor as he frames it. First, it's essential to clear away the falsity of his accusations against me personally. He charges that a recent interview I...

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