Flowchart for a rational debate (View larger) With Democrats nearly fading to obscurity after the 2016 elections — Republicans gained control of all three branches of the federal government, control 34 of 50 governor’s mansions, and 66 of 99 state legislative bodies — I think Democrats are mistaken to oppose everything the new regime proposes.[…]
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[…]
In the past, I’ve voted Independent, Libertarian, and other parties as a kind of halfhearted protest against the two-party stranglehold on state-level and national politics in our country. And for a couple of years, it seemed a few other people did too. But the movement gained no traction. I realized eventually that one of the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Tonight, I watched the first two hours of the first Democratic presidential debate. Following are some of my surprisingly brief first impressions.