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Great politics articles in the Boston Globe

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1. Ted Cruz. A reader directed me to this 2013 article about Ted Cruz’s time at Harvard Law School.

A former roommate told the magazine GQ recently that Cruz preferred to study only with graduates of Harvard, Princeton, or Yale, dismissing the rest as “the minor Ivies.”

2. Fan of Donald Trump. The Globe profiles a hairstylist who “came to love Donald Trump.”

She had always thought of her father as her shining light. Gentle, calm, and steady. And yet, he had watched as his wife berated Leafe. He hadn’t protected her.

“My father was so doting and loving, but not enough to make me feel safe,” she said.

In Trump, Leafe has found her safe harbor.

“He’s the father figure I always wanted,” she said. “I feel like he’s protecting me.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. The hairstylist put it well. I was working with an Albanian guy and one day we were driving home from work on a rainy night. I don’t know what we did but suddenly a guy jumps out of the car in front of us and starts screaming that he will call our boss and get us all fired. He kept using this expression: ‘I will take your job away from you!’. Now the Albanian calmly rolls down his window and looking down at the guy from the hight of our Sprinter goes: ‘I’ll take your wife away from you.’ You should have seen that guy! He was fit to be tied! Now, we are all that guy with the establishment sitting in their ivory towers and taking the country away from us! Trump will get them fired! Only Trump!


    December 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

    • “Now, we are all that guy with the establishment sitting in their ivory towers and taking the country away from us! Trump will get them fired! Only Trump!”

      This. This right here. Everyone else has sold out. Everyone else with any power wants to flood the country with the 3rd world to drive down wages and outvote Americans. They’re turning America into a 3rd world slum. Trump is the only one who won’t be bought or intimidated. I’ll fight for Trump because Trump will fight for me.


      December 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      • That’s exactly why I will never let it happen!


        December 14, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      • Meant to write they not I. Not a Freudian slip a dictating problem.


        December 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

  2. The polls don’t seem to reflect the “father figure” effect on women. That’s not to say it won’t happen, but there might be another terrorist attack before we see that happening.

    Mike Street Station

    December 14, 2015 at 10:54 am

  3. So we are to believe he would not include anyone from a minor Ivy in his study group but had no problems with someone from Northwestern?

    Mike Perry

    December 14, 2015 at 6:36 pm

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