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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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Financial-political corruption is not just a “single issue”






Lead Paint and the Tangled Web of Corporate Finance Back in August the Washington Post ran an excellent, heartbreaking article on rip-offs of victims of lead paint poisoning. The article linked here should be read in full, but the short story is that finance companies induce poor people with annuities to cash their annuities in Read More

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Hillary Clinton’s Emails






Actually, the title of this post is a misnomer. They are the public’s emails. But as with the contents of the U.S. Mint, public ownership and public access are two different things. What we do going forward is what matters most. Facing these State Department emails, let’s start with some constructive recommendations. Here would be my recommendations Read More

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Hillary Clinton Would Be Awful for the Democratic Party in 2016






  And the Republicans know it. This post will be short.* Clinton would be the worst possible choice for Democratic nominee in 2016. Every flaw revealed in the 2008 campaign is still there, not to be ignored in a presidential campaign. Clinton’s one plus is that much of her work as Secretary of State was Read More

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Remember the ‘nanny party’?






Remember ‘the Nanny Party’ ? Has anyone noticed that since the most recent Ebola outbreak began, we’ve been hearing less about Democrats as ‘the Nanny Party’? Maybe paying attention to public health and public safety is starting to look good. What with one thing and another, there has been less from the GOP, lately, about Read More

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Grover Norquist Lost






Obama won, Grover Norquist lost 2012 election results are in, and Obama won. President Obama should also win Florida. That means an electoral college tally of 332-206. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which spent at least $28 million against Democrats, lost.   American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, which spent $1 billion against the president and Read More

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The Republican Party’s legitimate difficulties with Todd Akin, part 2






The Republican Party’s legitimate difficulties with Todd Akin, part 2   What Todd Akin did, with his ill-timed comments, was to illuminate 1) the draconian hard-right stand against abortions. This is the no-exceptions position that would prevent terminating a pregnancy for an eleven-year-old girl sexually abused by her stepfather. (The medical case just referred to Read More

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Republican Party’s legitimate difficulty over Todd Akin






Republican Party’s legitimate difficulty over Todd Akin: Re-cap and overview, part 1   Returning to the topic of Rep. Todd Akin’s senate race in Missouri, the real sticking point for Republican Party movers and shakers is not Akin’s mistaken science, his comforting notion that a woman’s body will ward off pregnancy in a sexual assault. Read More

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The 2004 election revisited, part 4: Ohio






Rep. Conyers Revisiting the 2004 election. Part 4–Ohio. Heading toward the new year, following up previous 2004 election entries. This history may become newly relevant. GWBush and his ‘brain’ On Election Day 2004, the close states were hit hardest: Voters in some areas in Ohio, Florida, Iowa and New Mexico suffered significant problems casting their Read More

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Transcript excerpt from panel yesterday: Tucker Carlson on GOP and evangelicals






Transcript excerpt from panel yesterday, Tucker Carlson on GOP and evangelicals   From the transcripts: Copyright 2006 National Broadcasting Co. Inc. All Rights Reserved NBC News Transcripts SHOW: The Chris Matthews Show Various Times NBC October 8, 2006 Sunday LENGTH: 3972 words HEADLINE: Maureen Dowd of The New York Times, Andrew Sullivan of The New Read More

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