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One down, 207 to go…

Donald Trump has been President of the United States for one week now. Just typing that feels strange. Like a different reality. I’ve been re-watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine lately, and I’ve recently gotten to one of … Continue reading

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Raiding the henhouse

Two years ago, I discussed the appointment of various climate change deniers to posts as heads of Senate committees in charge of science-based institutions. Those institutions are tasked with addressing (among other things) climate change. That was a perfect example of … Continue reading

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Running against the Establishment?

I just had a quick thought today. A billionaire real-estate developer based out of the richest city on the planet is most definitely part of the “establishment.” One of Donald Trump’s primary claims this election is that he’s running to … Continue reading

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The Politics of Fear

Why are people voting for Trump? Fear. More than anything else, the reason is fear. I listened to NPR interview a couple who were planning on voting for Trump. They kept repeating certain points. They talked about how they didn’t … Continue reading

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Liberals for Gary Johnson?

Every Presidential election is mostly a two-person race – from a practical standpoint, anyway. Occasionally a third party candidate does make some noise. In 2000, Ralph Nader got a lot of attention, and shook up the race, arguably weakening Democratic … Continue reading

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Brexit Lemmings

So, last week, the United Kingdom did it. They voted narrowly to leave the European Union. Well, kind of. Okay, actually, they didn’t. This was a referendum among the citizenry to ascertain popular opinion about the EU. The actual process … Continue reading

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Bernie or Bust?

I’m going to start off with a brief preface, specifically in the interest of full disclosure. I am a Bernie Sanders supporter. I voted for him in my state primary, I have attended local campaign meetings and rallies, I have … Continue reading

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