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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Michael Barone says the tax issue is back, favoring both Britain's Conservatives (Gordon Brown shrank back from a snap election because of it) and U.S. Republicans (a Republican is now competitive in a special election in a district in Massachusetts last won by the GOP in 1972, the year of the McGovern debacle).

Of course, it's going to take more that "the tax issue" being "back" to found The Next Conservatism. Still, I pass this on fwiw.

EDITED TO ADD: Dem held to 51%, in Massafrickinchusetts.