Category Archives: Voting

We Need an Early Urban Primary

I’ve argued that with so many rural states, we need an urban one–that would D.C.: If you’re a progressive, liberal, leftie, what have you, you probably favor pro-urban policies such as mass transit. You’ll note that most of the ‘little’ … Continue reading

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Abortion-Wielding Light Bulb Vigilantes Have Turned California Into a Deathscape

Or something. Exhibit #eleventy gajillion in the final stages of the devolution of T.R.’s Bull Moose into Glenn Beck’s Prion-Infested Condemned Cow: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in … Continue reading

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In Which I Don My Tin Foil Helmet

Three years ago, I stumbled across a paper by a mathematician who noticed something very odd in the 2012 primaries: …this pattern [a consistent pattern favoring Republicans that trends upward as the number of votes cast in a precinct or … Continue reading

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Oliver on DC Statehood

When you’re a citizen in the last mainland colony, all you can do is laugh:

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

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

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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

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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

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