The Reek And Reward Of Politics

Why Would Honest People Get Involved In Such A Dirty Business? The West Wing aged poorly, but one of the things Aaron Sorkin’s early 2000s political drama taught us that is definitively applicable now is politics is messy and involves a lot of compromise and complex nuance debates that leave us feeling like we’ve justContinue reading “The Reek And Reward Of Politics”

White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government

No One Except A White-Dominated, Conservative-Aligned Movement Could’ve Gotten This Far I know what you’re probably thinking. You probably had an Andrew Sullivan-type reaction to this headline; an eye-roll; a grunt; a “why does everything have to be about race?” I’m sure you have some reaction in there about how “wokeness” is the problem andContinue reading “White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government”

We Absolutely Tried To Tell You

Treating Trumpism With Kid Gloves Has Brought The Country To The Brink The day after Joe Biden was finally projected to be the winner of the presidential election in November, I looked around at some of my former Trump friends’ social media sites to see what their reactions would be. Some of it was schadenfreudeContinue reading “We Absolutely Tried To Tell You”

How Kentucky’s Poorest Counties Voted In 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders Said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Needed To Understand His Constituents. The Senate held a fiery debate Tuesday on a plan passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives and endorsed by outgoing President Donald Trump to increase direct payments to Americans, still struggling to earn income during the COVID-19 Pandemic. TheContinue reading “How Kentucky’s Poorest Counties Voted In 2020”

1876, Or Why This Is The Last Election Democrats Will Be Allowed To Win

It May Sound Hysterical, But There’s A Flaw In Our System That Will Allow Republicans To Steal The Next One Imagine This Scenario: A Democrat wins 51 percent of the popular vote – a seven or eight million popular vote margin – and 270+ Electoral Votes, but the Republican candidate claims fraud in three states,Continue reading “1876, Or Why This Is The Last Election Democrats Will Be Allowed To Win”

My Final Prediction And What Counties I’ll Be Watching Tonight

Biden Will Win Big. I’m Putting Money On It Here’s my final prediction for the 2020 race. I know you might think it’s nuts, but I’m betting on a huge Biden win. I think he narrowly carries Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and yes, Texas. It’s Ohio I’m least certain about, but I thinkContinue reading “My Final Prediction And What Counties I’ll Be Watching Tonight”

Republicans – AND ONLY REPUBLICANS – Are To Blame For This

It Was One Party Who Broke The Norms To Protect Their Power, Not ‘Both Sides.’ Hold Them Responsible. As the United States careens toward a Constitutional cliff, our executive branch ping pongs from one scandal to another, and candidates who support ideas once considered fringe win primaries in both parties – instead of just theContinue reading “Republicans – AND ONLY REPUBLICANS – Are To Blame For This”

Election Update – September 21, 2020

Presidential Race Stable, But Will Supreme Court Bombshell Change Anything? Especially In The Senate The nightmares that Democrats and progressives have been having repeatedly over the past four years came true. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal anchor of the court, died, just 46 days before a presidential election that could have decidedContinue reading “Election Update – September 21, 2020”

Election Update: September 15, 2020

Arizona, Wisconsin Lean To Biden, Democrats Looks Good In Florida We’re less than 50 days from the election and not much appears to have changed. Polls still show former Vice President Joe Biden with a lead in the high single digits. I waited until tonight to do the weekly report because I wanted to waitContinue reading “Election Update: September 15, 2020”

Election Update: September 8, 2020

Pennsylvania, Florida Are Tight; Biden Shows Some Life in Ohio The only change this week is I’m moving Pennsylvania to Tossup. It’s probably more lean Biden, but several polls have shown it close and shown Biden under 50 percent. While I think that’s a pretty OK place for Biden to be right now, Trump isContinue reading “Election Update: September 8, 2020”