Sciencing elections may be a dead end.
Perhaps it’s not civic laziness after all
It’s time for progressives to pull up their big boy pants and save American democracy.
“November 8, 2016, 4pm. My boss swings by my desk. She’s smiling, putting her coat on, talking of champagne with neighbors. She leaves, I check Facebook. Lots of selfies. One from Liv- white pantsuit, red ‘I voted’ sticker, red lipstick to match. It’s all planned. I close it. I flash back to 2004, downtown Hilton, DNC headquarters. A young democrat plays a hopeful melody on the lobby piano while we all get drunk in the ballroom bracing for victory, which never comes.”
Which is why no one likes them.
Hillary Clinton is not going to be president. Democratic electors need to accept this if they believe that extraordinary measures within the Electoral College are justified.
The Democratic Party is collapsing, and has been collapsing for a decade. Having the Presidency just hid all the rot happening elsewhere. Now we face the prospect of one party rule in a way we have not seen before, led by a type of President we have not seen before.
Another breakdown on the election and, in particular, where the Democratic Party goes from here.
In which Burt Likko tries to convince you, and himself, that it’s not going to be that bad.
The 2016 US Election, aftermath, & questions of legitimacy.
What do you think is going to happen? Let us all make fools of ourselves.
Ted Cruz’s role was more indirect than that of his rivals. But he could have done more.
Prediction: Whichever candidate gets 51% of the vote will win.
John Kasich ran a vanity campaign that never really began. He was the last opponent to drop out.
Jeb gave it the old college try, with $100 million.
The Atlantic: The Tweetstorm Heard ‘Round the Republican Party
So let me get this straight: I, a conservative female, have spent years defending the Republican Party against claims of sexism. When I saw Republican men getting attacked I stood up for them. I came to their defense. I fought on their behalf. I fought on behalf of a movement I believed in.
I fought on behalf of my principles while other women told me I hated my own sex. Not only charges of sexism, but I defended @marcorubio during Go8, I fought in my state to stop the @ScottWalker recall, etc… Now some Trojan horse nationalist sexual predator invades the @GOP, eating it alive, and you cowards sit this one out? He treats women like dogs, and you go against everything I – and other female conservatives – said you were & back down like cowards.
Get this straight: We don’t need you to stand up for us, YOU needed to stand up for us for YOU. For YOUR dignity. For YOUR reputation. Jeff Sessions says that he wouldn’t “characterize” Trump’s unauthorized groping of women as “assault.”
Are you kidding me?!
Others try to rebuke his comments, yet STILL choose to vote for a sexual predator – because let’s be honest, that’s what he is. “What he said is wrong, and the way he treats women is wrong, but it’s not wrong enough for me to not vote for him.”
Various men in the movement are writing it off as normal, confirming every stereotype the left has thrown at them. So I’m done. I’m sooo done.
If you can’t stand up for women & unendorse this piece of human garbage, you deserve every charge of sexism thrown at you. I’m just one woman, you won’t even notice my lack of presence at rallies, fair booths, etc. You won’t really care that I’m offended by your silence, and your inability to take a stand. But one by one you’ll watch more women like me go, & you’ll watch men of ACTUAL character follow us out the door.
And what you’ll be left with are the corrupt masses that foam at the mouth every time you step outside the lines. Men who truly see women as lesser beings, & women without self-respect. And your “guiding faith” & “principles” will be attached to them as well. And when it’s all said and done, all you’ll have left is the party The Left always accused you of being.
Conor Friedersdort, quoting Marybeth Glenn: The Tweetstorm Heard ‘Round the Republican Party, The Atlantic
Marco Rubio had a really good shot at the prize.
Those who claim the press have been conspiring to sit on stories about Donald Trump haven’t been paying attention to the press.
Trump was never inevitable.
In Big City, the Democratic party appears to manage some aspects of administering access to the ballot. That’s not…entirely a good thing.
It’s come down to this. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, French Vanilla Ice Cream is calling you out!
(Featured image is of a retired DC-9 that was used as Air Force Two.)
Colorado’s 2016 state-wide ballot initiatives are final.
We’re just waiting on the results.
A debate heavy on personality and light on policy, with some surprising oversights and some agreements that in any other election cycle would be surprising to note.
We knew it would eventually come to this. It had to. And now, here it is. Also, what Burt Likko plans do be doing during the debate, and chances are, you’re going to be jealous of him when you learn it.
This week, the Washington Post’s Charles Lane insisted that the media has done its job this election. He’s wrong.
Trump and the Future of American politics.
Debate thresholds and why we should change ’em.
Consequentialists are allowed to think about the consequences of their actions. That’s the whole point.
… and not the job you have.
Trump’s trolling prank in Mexico and the future of the Right in the United States.
The founder of Latinos for Trump on Thursday warned that if his candidate loses, America faces an uncertain future in which Mexican food is far too easily available.
The game, it turns out, is rigged. With nothing to lose, they burned it all down.
Why on Earth might someone actually support Donald Trump? Derek Stanley offers up his reasons.
The Trump/Khan debate has more or less come to its unresolved conclusion. Now it’s time to reflect on what we can learn from it.