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A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the Wrangler Rule, a new trend in political slogans whose origins can be traced to Brett Favre’s denim commercials. Real. Comfortable. Jeans Since that post went up, we’ve been pointed to several more examples that we wanted to share here. First, a quick refresher. […]

Wrangler Rule, Part 2

There’s this thing in writing called the Rule of Three. The Rule isn’t so much a rule as the idea that, when making a list, it’s best to make it a list of three. You could use two or four, but three items is almost always more memorable, effective, and […]

Super. Terrible. Slogans.

After Jeb Bush dropped out of the 2016 presidential race last week, a few of my Jeb-supporting friends voiced concern over the rest of the GOP. Their argument, in large part, was that presidents should serve as a Governor, or at the very least as some sort of executive so that they […]

Experience of every U.S. President

Later this week, the Indiana Elections Commission will hear challenges against Todd Young for what opponents say is a failure to meet Indiana’s ballot access laws. We covered the brief history of such ballot challenges last week. We think Young will stay on the ballot, and he may in fact come […]

U.S. Senate ballot access laws by state

In politics, there is nothing new under the sun. Everything that is happening has happened before and will probably happen again. Keep that in mind when you think about Indiana Democrats’ challenge of Todd Young’s U.S. Senate Primary signatures. In 2008, I was at my desk in Indiana GOP headquarters […]

A brief history of ballot signature challenges

Have you ever kept something — a bold prediction, a funny comment, a great idea — to yourself, only to regret it later when it comes true, they use the joke on SNL, or someone else invents it? That’s how we feel now after last night’s result in Iowa, where a […]

How would Indiana break an election tie?