The Rationalist Papers (15): Big tent

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American presidential politics has always been about winning over the middle. And Donald Trump has abandoned the middle. Are you in the middle? Just a reminder: these Rationalist Papers posts are for the group I call the deciders: conservative, moderate, undecided, and third-party voters considering their choices in the 2020 US Presidential election. Who’s for Biden? Certainly … Continued

My Mike Wallace moment on “60 Minutes”

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In mid-2000 I get a phone call at my desk at Forrester. “This is Jay Kernis from ’60 Minutes,’” the caller says, and that’s the beginning of an experience that will teach me a lot more about how television actually works. I’m a pretty prominent TV analyst at this point. I’ve predicted the future of WebTV … Continued