Category Archives: politics

There Were Two Crowds in DC

I questioned the validity of these images when I first saw them but it turns out the crowd on the D.C. mall was somewhat smaller than Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. The images are real but let’s consider what we’re … Continue reading

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It’s Not Trump’s Flag

The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that burning an American flag was a protected first amendment right of free speech. A proposed amendment in 1990 to criminalize burning the flag fell short. So what are flag burners protesting? It must … Continue reading

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Third Party Candidates 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only candidates running this November. But who are the other candidates and why should we consider voting for them? New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is running on the Libertarian ticket. He is … Continue reading

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Unsinkable?

… … … And the band played on.  

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All 50 States Have Petitioned to Secede

All 50 states are now represented by petitions calling for secession from the Union.  You have got to be kidding me. I wrote last Wednesday that the failure of one’s candidate to win election does not equal the downfall of … Continue reading

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Election Reflection

I do not consider it a failure of democracy when the candidate I voted for loses an election.  Here is my take on what has happened and what will happen. Let’s begin with some historical perspective.  The electoral college served … Continue reading

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When Will We Know?

We will certainly not know tonight who wins the 2012 presidential election.  It may be days or weeks before we can be sure. This election is close.  The national poll numbers are in a dead heat, and there are several … Continue reading

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