Monthly Archives: May 2017

Climate Change is NOT a Hoax

Alan Zendell, May 31, 2017 The problem with stirring up a huge, angry and largely uninformed base with political rhetoric and lies is that you have to keep lying to avoid losing them. Oh, they’ll catch on eventually when it’s … Continue reading

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Politics, Social Media, and Entropy

Joel Liebesfeld, May 31, 2017 Joel Liebesfeld is a consulting forensic engineer, and a very smart man. He spends his professional life analyzing accidents to determine their cause. Those same skills are equally applicable to politics, to people, and to … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering and the “Efficiency Gap”

Alan Zendell, May 29, 2017 National polls have long shown that voters decry Congressional gridlock and ultra-partisanship. Arguably, they were a major part of the general displeasure with Washington which fueled the populist uprising that drove the campaigns of Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Ryan Needs to Show What He’s Made Of

Alan Zendell, May 26, 2017 Were I to write to House Speaker Paul Ryan, I could say everything I needed to in three words: “Grow a pair!” But that wouldn’t be nice, and more to the point he might not … Continue reading

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Listen Up, Rust Belt

Alan Zendell, May 23, 2017 Of all the constituencies that made up Donald Trump’s base, the one I found most perplexing was the so-called white working class Rust Belt. While at some level I couldn’t imagine why any woman would … Continue reading

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Where Does This Leave Us?

Alan Zendell, May 19th, 2017 The Watergate burglary occurred in May of 1972, and by the following January, seven conspirators had either entered guilty pleas or been convicted. In the ensuing months, investigative reporting led by Bob Woodward and Carl … Continue reading

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Rod Rosenstein to the Rescue

Alan Zendell, May 17, 2017 Last night, during his Town Hall appearance with Bernie Sanders, John Kasich was reluctant to say what he thought of Donald Trump’s presidency. He equivocated with, “I never say I told you so,” and reminded … Continue reading

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