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Pericles is actually Doug Muder, who lives in Nashua, NH -- a prime spot from which to view presidential candidates. He writes The Weekly Sift, a once-a-week political blog for people who don't have time for political blogs.

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Diaries published: 153 (763 days since last diary on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:42 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 726 (424 days since last comment on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:20 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 8129

Total Comment Ratings: 2291

Most Recommended Diary: One Word Turns the Tea Party Around, 224 comments, 830 recommends

People Following Pericles: 280

Pericles's Most Recent Diaries:

Here's my hope for the Boston Marathon bombing: Maybe it can mark the end of the 9-11 Era. It feels so different from 9-11. Maybe it can exorcize the demons that have haunted us these last dozen ...
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Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:42 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Last week, when I talked about ideological bubbles and how to tell if you're in one , I should have mentioned the best single technique for staying out of bubbles in the first place: Expose ...
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Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM PDT with 92 Recommends
I keep seeing references to polls like this one , saying that NRA members support at least some reasonable changes to gun laws that the NRA's leadership opposes. (The NRA struck back against this by ...
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Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:11 AM PST with 3 Recommends
A year ago, when I posted Why I'm Not a Libertarian , I thought I was done talking about my misspent Objectivist youth. Yes, I read Atlas Shrugged six times, and all of Ayn Rand's other published ...
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Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 06:05 AM PDT with 106 Recommends
If you've ever seen a five-year-old stand over a broken vase and say, "I didn't do it", you might think lying is easy. But as Mark Twain observed: "An awkward, unscientific lie is often as ...
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Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM PDT with 101 Recommends
Much ink was spilled this weekend about Paul Ryan. OK, maybe I didn't read all of it, but by the time I quit it was all starting to repeat. Here are the ten best observations I found. Let's start ...
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Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM PDT with 15 Recommends

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