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May 15th, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Democrats, News Media, Politics

Philly paper: None of the above

The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has endorsed Republican candidates in the past, is taking a pass this year. Of the 7 GOP candidates for Senate and 5 for governor, the paper went with “none of the above.” That’s partly because the GOP isn’t a pro-business party anymore, and p[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 11:46 pm § in Democrats, Politics

America, the tribal society

Politics, a WSU professor says, is “not about the facts or any sort of reality, it’s about group identity.” Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat, a longtime observer of Washington politics, agrees. He says, “Social or cultural sorting is what drives elections; policy stands, not so muc[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 11:01 pm § in Politics

Minnesota GOP endorses anti-vax doctor for governor

A crackpot doctor who built a following by opposing Covid-19 shutdowns, masks, and vaccines won the endorsement — and potentially the nomination — of Minnesota’s GOP for governor. However, he still could face a primary challenge. (See story here.) Minnesota’s Democratic party[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 6:53 pm § in Politics

Is there hope for GOP voters?

There’s not a lot of reason to believe there is. After all, they still support Trump despite his immorality, dishonesty, and total lack of character. Their own behavior leaves a lot to be desired (see, e.g., threats against election workers). And, in North Carolina, they elected Madison Cawtho[...]

May 11th, 2022 - 1:07 am § in Politics

Judge bans rogue county clerk from election duties

A judge has ruled that “Tina Peters, along with her deputies Belinda Knisley and Julie Fisher, will not be allowed to oversee 2022 elections” in Mesa County, Colorado, CNN reported on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (story here). Peters, the Mesa County clerk, is a vocal Trump supporter and outspo[...]

May 5th, 2022 - 8:23 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism

Sorry you moved to a red state?

These people are. Shifting political sands are “jarring” liberal-minded young people and professionals who moved to blue enclaves in red states during the pandemic, either for a change of scenery or in pursuit of work opportunities, and now some are having second thoughts, NBC News says [...]

May 1st, 2022 - 12:55 am § in Democrats, Politics

Which party do voters trust?

It depends on the issue (see chart below; read story here). This is a snapshot of where public sentiment is at the moment, which can change quickly, and doesn’t necessarily predict how people will vote. It doesn’t weight how strongly respondents feel about specific issues, take party loy[...]

April 24th, 2022 - 4:13 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism

Why you’ve gotta read candidate biographies

“Trucker Randy” Bishop is well-known in northern Michigan politics. The ex-felon hosts a rightwing radio show, is an outspoken promoter of gun rights (for ex-felons, too?), and was kicked off Facebook, a badge of honor in his circles (details here). Now he’s running for state sena[...]

April 19th, 2022 - 11:35 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Racism

No, police won’t be defunded

And bail reform is likely to fall victim to rising crime, too. “Defund the police,” interpreted literally, was always a bad idea. But it was mostly a slogan and rallying cry for police reform, and such “defunding” efforts as were undertaken were modest in scope and aimed at r[...]

April 18th, 2022 - 2:25 pm § in Politics

How do you define a “fair election”?

Rioting, phoned death threats to election workers, and sham audits didn’t work, so now they want to run elections themselves. And they have their own ideas about what a “fair election” is. For example, in Ohio, former GOP legislator John Adams is running for secretary of state, the[...]