Tag Archives: Donald Trump

On Booting Cruz and Hawley From the Senate

There have been a few calls for the expulsion of Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley from the Senate, or even their arrest. When other members of Congress are pushing for it, it’s important to consider what precedent this would set. … Continue reading

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How Voting For Joe Biden Helps Republicans

Joe Biden has consistently led in polls of the 2020 presidential election, since his entrance into the race. One reason for that is that he’s got some support among Republican voters, as well he should. This is a rare opportunity … Continue reading

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If the Attorney General Were Elected, Reconsidered

I wrote about this idea years ago, but it takes a different valence post-Trump. Imagine if the justice department were not controlled by an appointee of the President, but by someone who wins a national election for US Attorney General. … Continue reading

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A Plausible Election Scenario

If Donald Trump loses Michigan, Pennsylvania and Maine’s second congressional district, but keeps all of the other states and electoral districts he won in 2016, the election will be a 269-269 tie. Then it goes to the House. One may … Continue reading

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Should Election Day Be A National Holiday?

Sandusky, Ohio recently swapped out Columbus Day for Election Day, a largely symbolic move that primarily applies to municipal workers. This was primarily meant to raise awareness, and to encourage other local governments to make similar moves. There have been … Continue reading

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Speculation on Unqualified Running Mates

Traditionally, most vice-presidential candidates have been Senators, Governors, cabinet members or prominent members of Congress, but now there’s a lot of talk about Democrats picking someone with other qualifications. There was speculation that Biden would enter the presidential race with … Continue reading

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Seth Abramson on Republicans

Seth Abramson recently suggested that he thinks the Republican party is doomed. I disagree with him on a lot, but this does raise some interesting questions, even if mainly on how a particular group of liberals are mistaken. Seth Abramson … Continue reading

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Abrams, O’Rourke, and Qualifications

Stacey Abrams just announced that she won’t be running for President, but that she will be open to being the running mate. She had been talked about as a national contender for a while, which shows how the sense of … Continue reading

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California is Unusual

There is an underappreciated reason for the arguments about the electoral college: California is so unusual in how partisan it is. If California were not part of the United States, Trump would have won 58,501,018 votes, which is roughly 47.74% … Continue reading

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The Northam/ Fairfax Mess

Democratic politics in Virginia is a train wreck right now. It’s only been going on for a few days, starting when Governor Ralph Northam made comments about a proposed bill to expand the legality of late-term abortion that seemed to … Continue reading

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