Jack Hitt

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Political Asylum — November 6, 2012, 2:01 pm

The Electoral Battle Between Corporationism and Empiricism

Obama’s data-driven approach may decide today’s race—and determine the future of the G.O.P.

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Spend, Baby, Spend

Political Asylum — August 30, 2012, 1:28 pm

Obama Derangement Syndrome

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Reading the Bay Leaves

Political Asylum — August 28, 2012, 2:43 pm

We Can’t Be Zeros

Political Asylum — August 28, 2012, 12:51 pm

Lethargy in the T. Bay

Notebook — From the June 2010 issue

Is Sarah Palin porn?

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Mighty white of you

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Racial preferences color America’s oldest skulls and bones

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A gospel according to the earth

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Sown by science, a new eco-faith takes root

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Wyatt Earp

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A brief history of an icon

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The parable of Tombstone

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A timeline

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Big brother at the OK Corral

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A frontier fable of gun control and federal justice

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On February 5, 2019, the president of the United States (a certain Donald Trump) in his State of the Union speech warned of “migrant caravans and accused Mexican cities of busing migrants to the border ‘to bring them up to our country in areas where there is little border protection.’ ”? Wishing to see the border for myself, I decided to visit Arizona, where my ignorance of local conditions might save me from prejudgment.

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On a November Saturday in 1990, Pam went over to Joe’s place to listen to records. It was raining in sheets that whipped around the corners of buildings and blowing so hard that women in heels were taking men’s arms to cross the street. Cars were plowing bow waves through puddles of scum.

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