Monthly Archives: April 2017

Good faith is an element in every contract






[Update May 2. Here is the reply to my question to the Maryland Attorney General’s office:] Your email to Attorney General Brian Frosh has been referred to me for response. You have inquired into whether the Maryland Attorney General could assist with the enforcement of contracts between authors and publishers. Under a valid contract between Read More

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How the Democrats keep losing. 2017, part 3. No, don’t make elections a ‘referendum on Trump’






This post will be short. The results of the special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district will remain unknown until after the voting. (Yes, I know; it’s heterodox.) No predictions here. But a few facts are available now. For one–in heavy early voting, Republicans have caught up with Democrats. Today is the last day to Read More

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Press patting itself on back today . . .






. . . and every day, lately. Amid the self-glorification of U.S. media outlets comes today’s program at the Newseum, “The President and the Press: The First Hundred Days.”  In honor of the occasion, if not in the same spirit, re-posted below is the article I published in a small local community newspaper on January 21, Read More

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Democratic candidate Thompson ahead in first results from Kansas 4th






11:05. Sedgwick County now in; Thompson won it. But Estes ends with his biggest lead of the night. 53 percent to 45 percent. Thompson put up the best fight possible. Good race in a district like this, where Thompson actually led for much of the evening. 10:58. Estes 52 percent, Thompson 46 percent. Two counties still Read More

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How the Democrats Keep Losing. 2017, Part 2. Kansas special, 4th District, April 11 (and Georgia 6th, April 18)






The next 2017 special election is taking place–as I write this–in Kansas.* Democratic candidate and Army vet James Thompson and Republican Ron Estes are running for the seat vacated when Rep. Mike Pompeo left to become CIA director. Kansas House District 4 is traditionally Republican–like most of Kansas, dating from back when the state refused Read More

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How the Democrats Keep Losing. 2017, Part 1. Georgia special, 6th District, April 18.






Right now the 2017 race getting most attention is the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election, coming up on April 18. Georgia went red in 2016, as did Georgia’s 6th Congressional District; see below. But a ‘competitive’ special election in the 6th is being ballyhooed by commentators as well as by the national Democratic Party and by some Read More

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