Tag: Election

Here’s how to reduce the influence of money in elections: no politician should be allowed to accept contributions from outside their district. This applies at all levels: city, county, state and nation. The Federal Election Campaign Act bans foreign contributions, and …

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After the election, I concluded that Trump won with three appeals: Bring back jobs Drain the swamp Build the wall and that I approved of the first two. (It’s now clear that all three are unlikely to happen.) Many people …

Reconciling the Various Reasons for Trump Read More »

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The blows are relentless. Our news feeds deliver multiple shocks each day. The barrage slows time down — surely it can’t be only 24 days since the inauguration? And yet there is joy to be found in all this. 1. The …

5 Reasons to Enjoy the Trump Regime Read More »

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Here’s what went wrong. There were establishment and populist candidates on both sides. Thirty years of tax cuts, trade agreements and computerization gave all the productivity gains to the top, and the average person suffered. Republicans chose the populist candidate, the …

What Went Wrong Read More »

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I have railed for months about the pro-Clinton bias in the NYTimes. Today’s headline reads Three Crucial States Show Tight Races Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton PARA 2: “The Quinnipiac University surveys, released on Tuesday, show Mrs. Clinton leading Mr. …

Continuing NYTimes Bias Read More »

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I came to this conclusion a week ago. Reasons: His policies are popular He is consistent in his positions, and people respond to such authenticity His funding is all grass-roots I keep reading posts from Republicans who support him The …

Bernie Sanders will be President Read More »

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The existence of elections, civil law and free speech gives the appearance of a functioning democracy, but in practice they are not acting as intended. 1. Voting is not Representative Voting is skewed in America in many ways. Districts are …

Five Ways America is a Faux Democracy Read More »

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There has been much comment that this was a post-racial election.  Yes and no.  Look at the electoral shifts since 2004.  A broad swath across the center of the country voted MORE Republican than in 2004, and I can see …

Race in America Read More »

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This election is like no other, and here’s why: it’s a populist election for the first time.  What has created that is technology: the internet, video cameras, easy video editing, YouTube and social networking sites like Digg.  In all previous …

The emergence of a collective conversation Read More »

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