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VP Debate: Far Better Than Last Week’s Embarrassment

As expected, last night’s VP debate (Tim Kaine and Mike Pence — again excluding all but the two most prosperous parties) was calmer, more measured, and much more like a traditional political debate than was the debacle of the week before. We knew this going in because both Kaine and Pence are known for being[…]

Why We’ll Have A Republican President In 2017

So many choices (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry.) Yes, I predicted in 2012 (end of that entry) that this 2016 election would go to a Republican. At the time, it was more of a gut feeling combined with the fact that Mitt Romney won two more states in 2012 than John McCain had[…]

Fourth DNC Debate: My Take

Sanders won every online poll I saw As with the GOP Debate a few days earlier, I did not watch the fourth Democratic Primary Debate; I read the transcript instead, which saved me quite a bit of time. Unlike the GOP debate, this one didn’t provide me with any deal-breakers, though there were few eye-rolling[…]

Quick Impressions Of The Democratic ‘Forum’

This evening, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow hosted an oddly titled First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum with the three remaining Democratic presidential candidates. Consisting of three separate interviews, I quickly realized I enjoyed this format immensely more than I enjoy the so-called debates, from either party. All three candidates seemed more comfortable than they did[…]

2016 Campaign: What Will Change In The Coming Year (UPDATED)

There are polls/surveys that show who might win if the 2016 general election were held now. A Trump-Clinton election would be won by Hillary Clinton (except for the Fox News poll). John Bush would win a Bush-Clinton election (except for the NBC poll). By an even greater margin, and with no exceptions, Ben Carson would[…]

First Impressions Of The First Democratic Debate

Tonight, I watched the first two hours of the first Democratic presidential debate. Following are some of my surprisingly brief first impressions.

The Pope: A Sea Change For Global Warming?

Industry on the sea, Corpus Christi, Texas (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   Pardon the pun in the headline — because sea levels are rising measurably — but I was encouraged to read about Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s (formally known as Pope Francis) recent 188-page encyclical on the environment. Read it[…]

Lefter And Lefter (UPDATED, 2015)

Categories: Personal, Politics
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Published on: 2014.05.11

It was nearly nine years ago when I first quizzed myself on politicalcompass.org and found that I was slightly right of center and leaning libertarian in my ideals. (Unfortunately, the screenshot of my results has been lost to the ravages of the internet.) I took the same test again in December 2012 (addendum on that[…]

What Exactly Is Wrong With Obama?

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Published on: 2012.11.03

A lot of people will be voting against Barack Obama or Mitt Romney this year, rather than for one of them. I know why someone would vote against Romney; I’ve been harping on it much to the chagrin of conservative Republican family members, and I’ve known most of it since early last year when I[…]

What It Means To Be A Moderate

There’s a bit of public confusion — among politicians, newscasters and so-called political experts — about the terms moderate, independent, and undecided. None of these terms are synonymous with each other, though they’re often used interchangeably on television and in editorial statements. A previous entry of mine (Independent Isn’t The Same As Moderate) addresses this[…]

What It Means To Be An Independent

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Published on: 2012.09.24

My previous entry provided an ever-so-brief definition of “independent” (in the political context), but I feel it bears further elucidation. For one thing, my definition is stricter than that of the Gallup polling organization, when they reported earlier this year that a record 40% of Americans “identify” as independents (31% as Democrats, 21% as Republican).[…]

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