Personal Favorites of 2014, Part II

Continuing my stroll down the recent memory lane at PA, here are some of my personal favorite posts from the spring:

An April 4 post examining mid-term turnout falloff patterns among Latinos.

An April 7 post in which I took issue with Jonathan Chait’s argument for never, ever attributing racist motives to Obama-haters.

An April 17 post on a George Will column that illustrates the heads-we-win, tails-you-lose arguments characteristic of “constitutional conservatives.”

A May 1 post on the terrible damage wrought by mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

A May 5 post on the MSM’s “Establishment Republicans Discipline Tea Party” meme that dominated coverage of the Republican Senate primaries.

A May 6 post on Mike Huckabee’s disposal of the sunny persona he showed in 2008.

A May 15 post on the success of congressional Republicans in perpetually delaying action on immigration reform.

A June 2 post on Obama’s emergence as an “environmental president.”

A June 11 post on Eric Cantor’s shocking primary defeat and its elimination of the one non-Christian GOP Member of Congress.

Hope you remember or will now read some of these items amongst the thousands we’ve published at PA in 2014.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.