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Some Brief Thoughts on Voting Third-Party

Like Bernie Sanders, I am voting for Hillary Clinton in November. However, many of my friends and others in my social media circles are thinking about voting for one of the third-party candidates for President. Keep calm. In a two-party system, we are trained to be skeptical of third-parties. That is fine, but it might […]

2016 Hungry for Power Games

“Named for a money lender, so you know it is ruthless.” My favorite part: “Look, I know I am not supposed to be up here, but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”

Bernie Sanders Didn’t Lose

Bernie Sanders didn’t lose. In the Democratic Party primary process, though there were moments of electoral stress, and even some funny business, nobody has ultimately lost. The New York Times published an opinion piece early today under the headline Hillary Clinton Made History, but Bernie Sanders Stubbornly Ignored It, analyzing his conclusion speech, which hadn’t changed much compared […]

The 2016 Democratic Primary Is The Lamest Party Of The Year

I’m really disappointed in how unenthusiastic the democratic party has been in response to Hillary’s official campaign launch. Unenthusiastic about Hillary, but also unenthusiastic in the primary opposition. Right now, there are a couple of possible contenders for a primary challenge, but we’re mostly taking about them in terms of how they will make Hillary […]

Bernie Watch: The Dems are Nervous

“Bernie Watch” is my new blog series looking at developments related to the possible presidential run of independent United States Senator Bernie Sander of Vermont. U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders recently discussed a possible run with John Nichols of The Nation. One of the questions that looms large is whether Sanders will run as an […]

Mitt…2016?

When he slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon, Mitt Romney denied having any interest in running for president in 2016. However, with Chris Christie embroiled in scandal and a rather thin GOP bench, some Republicans might be interested in Mitt. The National Journal is reporting that a poll by the bipartisan policy firm Purple […]