Chronicles Magazine Politcs

  • Correspondence

    Imagination Deficit

    In spite of the Herculean labors of their spin doctors, politicians on the stump often say stupid things in the heat of the moment, and you are probably right to resent the unfairness of journalists who exaggerate the importance of such mundane...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    On the Lam From the Census Bureau

    I’m hiding out—from the Census Bureau. True, they usually don’t send out U.S. marshals with guns and handcuffs. But I’m playing it safe anyway, because the Bureau has been after me since I failed to fill out its treasured questionnaire, “The...

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