Category Archives: Voting

I’m the Mad Biologist, and I Support This Message

Observed on 12th Street, between M and N, Logan Circle, D.C.:

Posted in Civil Liberties, DC, Voting

Elections In a Time of Shattered Heuristics: A Hypothesis For Tuesday’s Debacle

Ezra Klein lays out the predicament of anyone trying to develop a simple political narrative for the 2014 results: It’s easy to say elections are complicated and elegant explanations inevitably oversimplify. So what’s the right narrative of the 2014 election? … Continue reading

Posted in Voting

This Is One Reason Why Democrats Lose Elections

Especially during the off-year elections. Miami-Dade County in Florida, in response to a question about the acccesibility of bathrooms for the disabled who are waiting in line to vote (Miami-Dade has had long waiting lines), decided to do this: Earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, Voting | 1 Comment

Boston’s Mayoral Election: A City Divided and How To Increase Turnout

First, we have a city divided: (from here) There is a racial component to this: most commentators underestimate how the strong union-bashing and assault on regular public schools played–Connolly’s opposition to the new school assignment plan was not well received … Continue reading

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An Important Election Most People Didn’t Pay Attention To Last Night

While much of the nation (or the small percentage that actually gives a shit about who governs us) focused on the victory of corporate scuzball Terry McAuliffe over batshitloonitarian theocrat Tom Cuccinelli, the results of Boston’s mayoral race are also … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Unions, Voting | 4 Comments

Bostonians, Go Vote!

Boston Public Library, Copley Square Branch Still plenty of time to cast your vote. If you don’t know where your precinct is, check here. As you might guess, I have some thoughts on the subject.

Posted in Boston, Voting

Endorsements for Tommorow’s Election in Boston

And as always, I realize these endorsements, at best, affect my vote. Anyway, tomorrow Bostonians will elect a new mayor–the first in twenty years–and many new councilmen. Here are my endorsements: Martin Walsh for Mayor: This is primarily a vote … Continue reading

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