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Zero steps forward, and a bunch of steps back in Missouri

Ah, Missouri. My home state. For years, the ultimate purple state, previously described as a “bellwether,” before we decided to color code our partisan leanings. Since the Tea Party revolution of 2010, Missouri has increasingly moved into solid red territory. … Continue reading

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Maybe he really could get away with murder…

Back in January 2016, while on the campaign trail, Donald Trump boasted that he could shoot somebody without losing voters. Obviously this was a bit of a morbid hyperbole. Trump, in his usual classy way, was simply bragging about his popularity. … Continue reading

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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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The Boy Who Cried Rigged

Let’s talk about voter fraud! I want to start with a basic point. Widespread voter fraud in 21st Century America is a myth. Period. It’s not a thing. Okay, that was a short one. Wait, what was that? You need … 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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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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