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September 6th, 2018 - 6:19 pm § in Donald Trump

ICE subpoenas N. Carolina voter records

Trump’s immigration police want North Carolina’s voting records. All of them. Not just those of individuals suspected of being non-citizens, but everybody’s. Why? Are we all illegal now? Read story here. Note: If you live in a Republican state, don’t expect your state officia[...]

November 19th, 2016 - 4:06 am § in Misc.

Susan Goding on Proportional Voting

Howard Dean’s Oped in the NY Times Promotes Ranked Choice Voting. The headline makes it seem like a proportional voting is a narrower issue than it really is. Proportional voting would create more partisan and racial diversity on city and county council and school boards. District elections ma[...]

October 28th, 2014 - 2:05 pm § in Politics

Why Do So Many Republicans Commit Voting Fraud?

Voting fraud is rare in America. All reputable studies confirm this. So we’re speaking in relative terms. Most people, whether Democrats or Republicans, don’t vote on other people’s ballots, vote more than once, etc. But, though rare, it does occasionally happen. This article exami[...]

October 27th, 2014 - 10:12 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Why Do Some UW Professors Feel Voting Is Beneath Them?

One of my contacts at the University of Washington told me this weekend some of his colleagues won’t vote in next week’s election. I asked him why — after all, you expect intellectual types to be socially and politically engaged — and he said because once they’ve got th[...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 7:32 pm § in America, Politics

VOTE, DAMN YOU, VOTE

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October 21st, 2014 - 12:13 pm § in America, Politics

Yes, We Need A Republican Party

Let’s face it, the GOP has plenty of followers, whether we like it or not.  These include flat earthers, birthers, tinfoil hatters, flying saucer and black helicopter believers, Ku Kluxers, abortion doctor killers, and other assorted misfits and morons.  Look, I’m not against having a [...]

August 4th, 2013 - 10:22 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

HAVE YOU VOTED? A recommendation FOR the School Board

HAVE YOU SENT IN THAT BALLOT YET? DID YOU BOTHER TO VOTE FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD? The Seattle School Board is a mess.  Lousy leadership is what you get when you create an unpaid board and give it too much power. Even worse is our two phase “non partisan” election where  we vote for a [&he[...]