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“What went wrong” in 2016? Are they kidding?






Going where the denial is thickest–in the news media As a rape survivor myself*, I believe Juanita Broaddrick. I listened to Ms. Broaddrick when she was interviewed on Dateline NBC back in 1999. I listened carefully to everything she said, and–as a lifelong registered Democrat myself–I believe her with all my heart. Her accusation was Read More

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New book: Firearms Regulation in the Bill of Rights






Now out. Book available through CreateSpace. Linked here. https://www.createspace.com/6462047 List Price: $25.00 Add to Cart About the author: Margie Burns. PhD, English literature, Rice University. Freelance journalist writing on government, law, and politics. Washington, D.C., region. Many published articles in general-interest and scholarly publications but most writing time for three years has gone into this Read More

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“Russia”? Really?






Democrats and Republicans Is the national Democratic Party trying to burn into extinction any hope that it is the party of the people? A couple of weeks ago, the word “recount” was on the lips of every mouthpiece. A week or so ago (and before and since), proposals to abolish the Electoral College were bruited. Now Read More

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San Andreas Fault: Those three little words that mean so much






Would abolishing the Electoral College really be grass-roots progressivism? The 2016 popular vote and the Electoral College One result of the 2016 elections is the new call to abolish the Electoral College. This move is  supported by some progressives, but it is a sad divagation for progressivism. To throw away a huge swath of the Read More

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Recount may add Trump votes






Update December 6: Clinton supporters in Florida are petitioning for a recount there. Let’s take another look at the numbers in Florida, from the New York Times and that spreadsheet by Cook Political Report. As with Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (the piece below), there are no anomalies that suggest hidden votes for Clinton lurking uncounted Read More

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I Told You So






Election 2016 is over, and I for one am not surprised that Trump won. Much to say. The only question is where to start. Not to toot my own horn excessively, but I warned the well-established Democrats about what they were doing in boosting Secretary Clinton, or at least I tried to warn them. As Read More

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Live-blogging election night






[11:10 p.m.] Finally. CNN calls North Carolina for Trump. Deborah Ross also lost to Richard Burr. [11:01 p.m.] Ridiculous. CNN’s Blitzer still has not called Georgia (Georgia) and North Carolina for Trump. But the second the polls close on the West Coast, he calls California for Clinton and trumpets that she has taken a lead Read More

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Not looking like a landslide yet






I just returned from a social visit to the polling place in my precinct. Having voted already, in Maryland’s early voting, I went to assess turnout and to chat with neighborhood friends. There was ample time: lines were slow, not because voter influx was huge but because the Maryland state Board of Elections allotted my polling place one scanner Read More

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Prince George’s “Democratic” flyer via suspended Sylvania Woods school principal?






The election flyer that landed in Prince George’s County mailboxes on Friday, October 21, looked typical. Banner top front: “2016 Democratic Sample Ballot for the General Election,” above screamer “Democrats 2016.” Banner bottom front: “VOTE DEMOCRATS 2016” and “DEMOCRATIC GENERAL ELECTION,” with the election date. Heading on the reverse: “2016 Democratic Sample Ballot.” Also, “Take this with you when Read More

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A “vanilla characterization”: Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Hillary Clinton






Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Hillary Clinton. Your cash is good at the bar. Emails recently released via wikileaks restore little hope about the Clinton team behind scenes. The excerpts below, verbatim and in-house, pertain to that vexed topic of Clinton’s paid speeches for Wall Street. They’re pretty clear. Little editorializing required. As Halloween approaches, some naked self-exposure of Read More

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