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What If The GOP Was Great Again?

It was an interesting exercise for me this morning to compare the official party platforms of two very different parties. Those parties are: * Today’s Republican Party * 1956’s Republican Party I know, I know, it’s just embarrassing to compare, say, Dwight D. Eisenhower to Donald J. Trump. That wouldn’t be fair. But those are[…]

No, Ben Carson Is Not An Idiot

There is no shortage of people willing to call Dr. Ben Carson an idiot, despite clear evidence that he’s quite intelligent. This isn’t helpful to the national political conversation, in the same way it’s not helpful to call Senator Bernie Sanders a “commie” (something I’ve also seen quite frequently). Neither is true; both are personal[…]

2016 Election: Early Preview (UPDATED)

(First published 2015.02.26. Updated as recently as 2015.07.11 to mark which candidates are running, and to add paragraphs for (some) unexpected candidates.) My daughter will need a new presidential placemat after the next election (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry.) Of course, it’s too early to talk seriously about the 2016 presidential election, but[…]

How Many In Congress Are Like You?

The Guardian today released an interactive map so you can see how many senators and representatives are “like” you. Two people in Congress are male, white, straight, under 44, with some college  

2002.04.12: Political Ramblings Of A Madman

[Never finished. Begun April 12, 2002. By Wil C. Fry] ◊ INTRODUCTION Over time, any man or woman will almost definitely change his or her opinions about nearly everything. This is also the case with me. In the short amount of time during which I have lived, I have modified my thoughts on religion, love,[…]

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