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Patented Pundit Scorecard™ No. 2: I was wrong, wrong, WRONG about Donald Trump

February 26, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken Feb. 26, 2016 In November, I introduced a feature exclusive to this blog: the Patented Pundit Scorecard™. I am now pleased to roll out the second edition of the PPS™. When Donald Trump declared that he was seeking the Republican Party nomination as a candidate for president of the United […]

Patented Pundit Scorecard™ No. 1: Looking back at my Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal pontification

November 18, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken Nov. 18, 2015 I’m feeling pretty good about a recent announcement that jibes with something I wrote in December 2013. So in what will likely be a futile attempt to forestall some smugness on my part, I’m going to open this post with a reminder that another assessment that I made two […]

Election follow-up: May 2018 primary

May 13, 2018

By Matthew E. Milliken May 13, 2018 It’s safe to say that Tuesday night’s results support the notion that my views are not widely held by Durham County’s Democratic electorate. Incumbent Sheriff Mike Andrews was defeated by challenger Clarence Birkhead, in a rematch of Durham’s 2014 sheriff election, while incumbent district attorney Roger Echols […]

Recent Readings for Nov. 19, 2015

November 19, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken Nov. 19, 2015 • U.S. releases longtime British captive who was never formally charged with wrongdoing. A small step was taken last week to repair the depressing legacy of the invasion of Afghanistan, a war that I consider to have been completely necessary but handled in suboptimal fashion. Gabrielle Bluestone has the (mostly […]