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Campaigns Are a Terrible Way to Pick Our President

Why not treat election as a job interview, writes John Dickerson

(Newser) - Our founding fathers would have been horrified had we asked them to actually campaign for the office of the president, writes John Dickerson in Slate . Campaigning was seen—as Woodrow Wilson put it—as "a great interruption to the rational consideration of public questions." Not so anymore: Today'... More »

Governor Cory Booker or Senator Cory Booker?

Newark's mayor is considering both options

(Newser) - Cory Booker is looking for a promotion. The Newark mayor, Democratic party phenom, and random rescuer of people from fires , is contemplating the launch of a campaign for either the Senate or the governorship in New Jersey, reports Politico . Booker announced his intentions last night at a local county committee... More »

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