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Aug 14 2015

Could Clinton Lose

By Susan Estrich The chattering class, fed by the drumbeat of conservatives and the criticism of look-alike Republicans, is actually acknowledging that the former Secretary of State is not made entirely of Teflon. Some of her support is soft. Some Democrats don’t like her. Never have. Inevitability is generally a curse in politics. “Is he …

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Aug 08 2015

Stunt Time

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By Susan Estrich What should you look for if you happen to be one of those dedicated Americans who watches “primary” debates? For sheer entertainment value, of course, everyone will be watching “The Donald.” His just showing up should help raise the ratings meter even as it lowers the gravitas quotient, which would be hard …

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Apr 27 2013

The baby-faced bomber

Sometimes a picture speaks volumes. Sometimes it’s outright deceptive. The picture of “Bomber No. 2” didn’t look a bit like a mass murderer. A sweet-faced college kid, the former lifeguard, the nice young man described by classmates and friends. It couldn’t be. There must be some outside organization calling the shots. An international conspiracy, perhaps. …

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Mar 21 2013

The $6 billion scam

While all the figures aren’t in and almost certainly never will be, the Center for Responsive Politics has estimated that roughly $6 billion was spent on the 2012 election, including $2 billion on the presidential contest and something on the order of $4 billion on congressional and state races. This gives us, I suppose, the …

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Feb 21 2012

That’s what friends are for

By Susan Estrich Here we go again: a tragedy in the music world, a tragedy waiting to happen that did. Disturbing headlines before and after leave us scratching our heads and asking why. On the days before her death, Whitney Houston was disheveled, dressed in clothes that didn’t match, hair dripping with water or sweat, …

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