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  • Will the Democrats cave on telecom immunity?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 19, 2008 | 2:45 pm

    It looks like Congressional Democrats are going to cave in to the Bush administration, this time on telecom immunity for illegal surveillance of Americans.  Maybe public opposition will stop the roll over.  Maybe this is a drama that will end better than it is going right now.  But... read on

  • Hillary withdraws—the end of the beginning

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 8, 2008 | 11:13 am

    Now that Hillary Clinton has issued her long-awaited and full-throated endorsement of Barack Obama, the extended first phase of the 2008 race is over.  There is a slight feeling of anti-climax as we wind up for the big one.  On the Democratic side, the semi-finals were monstrously... read on

  • Obama and the politics of distraction

    By Raphael Sonenshein

    June 1, 2008 | 12:02 pm

    Democrats have trouble winning presidential elections.  One reason is that they have difficulty keeping the campaign focused on their issues.  Polls show that this year especially the issues favor the Democrats, with the big ones, the Iraq war and the economy deeply in the... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Raphael J. Sonenshein (born 1949 in Nutley, New Jersey) was a political science professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is also served as chairman of the...

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