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Jencunas ’14: My Super Bowl feud with Saints fans

I always thought my first Internet controversy would be about one of my political columns. I was wrong, and have apparently earned the enmity of many New Orleans residents. During the Super Bowl power outage at the beginning of the third quarter, I tweeted several “jokes” directed toward the Super Dome and the stadium’s team, […]

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You know he’s right… Why Mitt Romney will never win

Mitt Romney just cannot catch a break. Less than a week after his comeback from a 12 point defeat in South Carolina to score double-digit victories against Newt Gingrich in both Florida and Nevada, Romney’s aura of inevitability and electability (his only real appeals to the hardliners that constitute the Republican primary electorate) has once […]

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Two-party system disintegrating

Even with Rick Santorum’s three-state caucus sweep last Tuesday, it still does not seem likely that we will see what is often dreamt of by politicos everywhere: a brokered convention, where no candidate receives enough delegates at the national party convention to secure the nomination. What Santorum’s improbable comeback does show, however, is the widening […]

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After Eleven Years, Ground Zero Revisited

With the recent withdrawal from Iraq, I have been thinking about the beginning of it all, the event that changed the world. As I was strolling through downtown Manhattan in my home of New York City, I passed by Ground Zero with the same frustrated discontent as I had eleven years ago. The desolate abyss […]