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Analogy Mongering

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Analogy Mongering"


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Can we analogize different major sports leagues to different branches of the federal government? Yes we can! Presidential politics is like the star-driven NBA while congress is the NFL and the judiciary is MLB. It’s surprisingly plausible. And I’ll extend — state government is like MLS with people occasionally telling themselves they’ll pay attention and then ignoring it. The NHL, of course, is Canadian parliamentary politics.

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