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Without Fox News, Republicans Would Be Toast

How much effect does Fox News have on presidential voting? Here’s a trip down memory lane: 2007: Stefano DellaVigna and Ethan Kaplan investigate the period between 1996 and 2000, when Fox News was being introduced. By 2000, some cities had it and some didn’t. The distribution was fairly random, and the

Donald Trump Shares His Latest Twitter Crush

I see that our president has suddenly become enamored of The Trump Train, a fan site, and decided to retweet four of their tweets this morning. I’m sure you’re curious to learn more about this account that’s won Trump’s love, so I took a quick look. Mostly it seems to

Saudis: Khashoggi Committed Suicide By Cop, Sort Of

Saudi Arabia has finally caved in and admitted that Jamal Khashoggi died in their consulate in Istanbul. This comes about two weeks after everyone else on the planet already knew it. So here’s their new story. I hope I have it right. The Saudis now say that they intended to negotiate

Listen to Hillary, Dammit

I hate to pick on Michelle Cottle, who I like, but columns like these about Hillary Clinton just piss me off: In these furious, final days before the midterms, Democratic candidates need to be laser focused on their message to voters. They need to be talking health care and jobs and

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