Monthly Archives: November 2016

Notes on Nicks

There’s some okay stuff in this Amanda Petrusich piece on Stevie Nicks. Her comments on Nicks’ “girlishness,” for one. Long before Lady Gaga wore a mantle of bunched Kermit dolls, Nicks was dressing with the corny exuberance of a girl who’d … Continue reading

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A Little More on Clinton

I’ve been thinking more about this argument liberals are having. How much should we blame Hillary Clinton for losing the election? Did running Clinton as a candidate have anything to do with Trump’s win? Would someone else have been better? … Continue reading

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Taking the Measure of Clinton’s Poor Performance

A few days ago the wife and I were discussing our primary votes. I confessed I had decided to cast what I called a “naïve” vote for Hillary Clinton. In using the word naïve, I meant I had made a … Continue reading

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Poor, Poor Polls

I keep seeing articles asking “where did the polls go wrong?” Once again, I feel like the pundits are living in a different world. Like everyone, I watched the polls obsessively throughout this campaign. They showed a surprisingly tight race … Continue reading

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Something I Should Have Posted a Month Ago

(I wrote this essay in mid-October (October 17, according to the timestamp on the file) and meant to publish it then. But I neglected to pay the hosting fees for my web site, and it got taken down. So now … Continue reading

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