Super Tuesday: resolving the struggle between head and heart

It's time to play my role in Super Tuesday. I've joked that in November I'd vote for a ham sandwich over Donald Trump. Any of  the  remaining candidates could do a better job than the incumbent. Nevertheless, I have twisted and turned.  I used to scoff at voters who were still undecided days before an …

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Shrieks, howls, fur flying, blood drawn: meet the Democrats

Will Rogers famously said, "I'm not a member of any organized political party; I'm a Democrat." That boisterous, fractious, messy, irritating group was on full display in last night's debate.  Despite reminders that "there's more that unites us than divides us," all six candidates at some point attacked and drew blood in a way most …

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Deval Patrick: too little, too late or a ray of sunshine?

There is no better campaigner than Deval Patrick. He's charismatic, warm, visionary and inspirational.  He appeals to our better sides, and has the kind of personality that really could help to heal the searing wounds of division. That he is African-American indicates his potential appeal to a constituency whose enthusiasm is essential to a Democratic …

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