Category Archives: Election2016

Disturbing the Nest: My Brief Experience with the Bernie Sanders Revolution

  Call it an ad hoc anthropologic exercise. One minute you’re busily going through your daily routine, getting the kids breakfast, making sure they’re not setting fire to the furniture, the next you’re delving into the world of the Bernie … Continue reading

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South Carolina and Nevada by the Numbers

After a long week, the people have spoken in Nevada and South Carolina. Though the presumptive frontrunners may appear to have this race wrapped up, it’s probably better to take a breath and look at where the election stands. In … Continue reading

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Here’s comes the revolution, but it’s not what you think

  “What Iowa has begun tonight is a political revolution. A political revolution that says when millions of people come together, many who have never been involved in the political process, when they come together and say enough is enough … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: The Angry White Electorate

In a blow to moderates across America, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump exceeded expectations Tuesday night by beating their opponents by 20 point margins. The election was called about thirty seconds before the polls closed, and with under 10% of … Continue reading

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A Moderate View of the Republican Debate

Republicans held their eighth nationally televised debate on ABC last night, making their final pleas to voters in New Hampshire and vying for limited space on a crowded stage. Admittedly, I’ve been neglecting the political right for most of the … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Debate: Will the Democrats set the party on fire? Or is MSNBC blowing smoke?

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will square off at 9pm tonight on MSNBC. The cable network is promising two hours of slash and burn politics, even coyly promoting the event much in the same way the UFC promotes title fights. … Continue reading

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Our Iowa Hangover: What Now?

Republicans In an upset victory, Ted Cruz finished first in the nation’s first election of 2016 by capturing 28% of the popular vote to Donald Trump’s 24%. He began his victory speech by framing his win in terms familiar to … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Dead Horse: Emails

For her foes, the timing couldn’t be better. On Friday afternoon, just three days before the Iowa Caucuses determine the tone for the Democratic Primary, State Department spokesman John Kirby spoke with reporters, saying in part: “I can confirm that … Continue reading

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