Archive for the ‘Elections’ Category

Early Observations from Election 2016

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Now that we’re all beginning to recover from one of the most contentious and vicious election seasons I have ever experienced, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the thoughts that have been and remain on my mind in the days and weeks following Election Day. The ... Read More »

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Let’s Play Presidential Quotes Trivia: Donald Trump Edition!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Round 1: Guess who said each of the following quotes: Ronald Wilson Reagan or Donald J. Trump? Quote 1: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to ... Read More »

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The Democratic Race: Sanders Surge or Clinton Consensus?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Over the past several months I have spent an inordinate amount of time talking and writing about the intense and somewhat bizarre race for the Republican presidential nomination. Thanks to the endless supply of fodder for discussion offered by the likes of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, ... Read More »

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Third Party Strategy Could Make Trump 2016 Kingmaker

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Much attention has been devoted to Donald Trump’s rage-filled, politically incorrect presidential campaign in recent weeks. Although Trump’s celebrity persona and fiery speeches have helped him gain popularity among Republicans, there does appear to be some authenticity among his level of political support. Recent polls show that Trump has the momentum ... Read More »

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America’s Mental Giants Reflect on MS Senate Race

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In several short weeks April and I will call the Magnolia State our home. As such, I have been paying extremely close attention to the exciting action taking place in Mississippi politics over the past few months since the state’s United States Senate race has been one of the most ... Read More »

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18 Reasons for Corbett’s 2014 Problem

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Harry Truman’s infamous desktop placard proclaimed that “The Buck Stops Here,” meaning that the man at the top owns the mistakes of his administration and shares credit for the victories. If this is true, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett should accept the blame for the sorry state of affairs in the ... Read More »

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Every Vote Counts

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

It often takes time for the ramifications of a major election to sink in. We’ve had over a week now to assess and critique the quality of various polling models from this election cycle, the evident rejection of Tea Partyism, Obama’s successful reelection, the country’s shifting demographics, and the electorate’s ... Read More »

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Eight Must-Ask Debate Questions

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Thus far the two presidential debates and the vice presidential debate have revealed a stark set of choices facing the electorate. Voters must choose between a Republican candidate with a generally lousy “plan” for the next four years and an incumbent Democratic candidate with no plan whatsoever. While the debates ... Read More »

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