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What If The Moore-Jones Election Was Reversed?

NPR’s story about the special election in Alabama got me to wondering: “What if the roles were reversed? What if it was the Democrat who was accused of philandering with teen girls, who had been removed from high government offices twice for violating court orders, who had a history of horrible policy and behavior? Would[…]

It’s A Mistake For Democrats To Oppose Everything On Principle

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.[…]

By The Numbers (2016 Election)

As I noted four years ago, I’m fascinated by numbers, so despite how my emotional reaction differs from 2012, I still enjoyed looking at the tallies after 2016’s presidential election.   County-by-county results map from 2016 election (Screenshot from The New York Times.)  

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[…]

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[…]

‘Overwhelming’ Doesn’t Mean What Pierson Thinks It Means

A recent news article (Support for shutdown in Texas) quotes a Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson as saying: “…what we saw in the last elections is that Republicans were overwhelmingly elected in the Congress, which is the voice of the people.” Fact check: More people cast votes for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates in the[…]

Debate 1: Romney: B, Obama C

Categories: Politics
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Published on: 2012.10.04

Last night’s debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney seems to have resulted in a Romney “win”, even in the media that usually falls to the left of center. But the best headline I saw about it was from CNN: Romney wasn’t stellar, but Obama fell short. And of course the[…]

To Be Fair: Obama Too

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Published on: 2012.09.29

You may have noticed I’ve had a few entries lately that seem to be slamming recurring presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Doesn’t seem fair for someone who claims to be an independent, moderate voter, does it? I guess it was simply born out of my dismay that Romney turned out to be such a weak candidate.[…]

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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