And what does the mayor of South Bend, Indiana have to offer in his bid for president? Sure, he’s smart — brilliant, even; Mayor Pete’s a Rhodes Scholar who speaks at least eight languages — but what does the openly gay mayor of a podunk Indiana town really have to offer the country? Quite a lot, as it happens; read on and I’ll tell you. (more…)
One of the many reasons Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 was the common perception that the DNC had stacked the deck, fixing the primaries against Bernie Sanders so she could win them. Sanders wouldn’t have won anyway, but nobody seems to care; people focus on the wrongdoing.
Which is another thing; there’s nothing unethical or illegal about having SuperDelegates. It’s ironic that the party that labels themselves “Democrats” uses an oligarchic system (more…)
They’re starting early. And there’s so darned many, it’s getting very hard to keep track without a cheat sheet. So… here’s my cheat sheet. Use and enjoy.
Incidentally: These judgments are partly subjective, so please tell us your own thoughts.
(Unlike Fox, MSNBC, and CNN, I’ll admit I’m biased. (more…)
Following the press conference between Trump and Putin, the internet was filled with cries of “Treason!”
Today, congressional Democrats have been shouting loudly for the president’s head; remarkably, so have congressional Republicans. CNN and MSNBC talking heads have echoed this; even Fox News has criticized Trump’s statements. Everyone seems to agree: Heads should roll.
But whose? (more…)
The longer I spend talking to people about the upcoming presidential elections, the more I’m convinced that Mencken was right: The American people know what they want, and deserve to get it — good and hard. (more…)
An offbeat news story broke not long ago about a connection between the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil and a recent release of genetically modified mosquitoes. Folks picked up on it, and now it’s becoming a common theme on the internet. Best as I can tell, there’s zero truth to the rumor, but it got me thinking: Why is this sort of thing so easy for us to believe?