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.
We disregard left-wing criticism of the political and economic system at our own peril.
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.
An intellectual experiment. Let’s play the role of electoral fraudster. Come, and conspire for a moment, and let us see whether we might realize benefit from subverting the integrity of American democracy.
…And whether we’ve now been presented with evidence that this is actually happening.
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.
Tulsa’s Eric Harris and Terrence Crutcher are dead. Charlotte’s Jonathan Ferrell and Keith Lamont Scott are dead. North Carolina’s William Ray is not.
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.
On meeting Phyllis Schlafly.
Trying to graphically represent the geographic relationship between share of GDP and red/blue voting.
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.
With no natural deaths in 70 years, maybe we worry a little too much about how old and infirm our presidential candidates are.
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.
You have got to be fishing kidding me.
It’s been well documented that Trump refuses to release his tax information in the run up to the election. But does it really matter?
A new Politico report presents a perfect test case on the question of why people really rally around litmus-test political issues.