Clinton SHOULD Win (at Least 274 Electoral Votes), Nevada Key: State-by-State Predictions for Election 2016: Barely or BIGLY, Trump Likely to Lose

Author’s note: sure, I was wrong, but I was closer than most and every state I did call I called…

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Trump, the Specter of Political Violence, & Lessons From the Roman Republic (Or, We Have a Problem America!)

Trump’s flirtatious waltz with hints and threats of political violence cannot be ignored and should not be underestimated. Apart from…

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Trump is Done: Third Debate Was His Last Chance To Catch Up To Clinton & He Failed

Author’s note: I was obviously wrong here. And yet, not so much, as there were multiple last minute game-changers: the…

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Even Without Trump, American Politics Is Pathetic, & VP Debate Is Proof

Anyone looking for reassurance from that vice-presidential debate, especially after seeing Trump in two debates, would still have seen one…

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Clinton E-mail / Server: What You Need to Know Pre-Election: Clinton Not Careless, Real Issues Overclassification & Classified Info Sharing Practices

There is (still) no “scandal” here. It turns out Hillary and her people were pretty careful. The focus has been…

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9/11 Marked Continuation, Not Beginning, of Politicization of Foreign Policy & National Security

Rather than signify any beginning of weaponizing foreign policy and national security in politics, the 9/11 attacks simply marked the…

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Republican Party Plays Politics with Zika, Shows GOP’s True (Disgraceful) Nature

Yes, we can blame the poor Zika response on Republicans, which has put far more Americans at risk than necessary,…

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Jim Webb Probably Best Trump VP Pick: Independents & Conservative Democrats Likelier To Consider Trump with Webb than with Women or Minority Running Mates

It’s not a convincing argument that Trump picking a woman or a person of color will do much or anything to…

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Trump Foreign Policy Speech Latest Example of GOP Bankruptcy in Foreign Policy Ideas, Competence

A detailed examination of Trump’s foreign policy speech from a few weeks ago reveals how little substantive thought or ideas…

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How W. Bush & Obama Paved Way for Trump: A History of Risky Precedents for Becoming President

Without George W. Bush’s presidency, it’s hard to imagine Obama’s 2008 victory; without both, it’s hard to imagine Trump being…

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Cruz-Fiorina 2016: Historically Shameless & Desperate Move Still Deserves Its Due Recognition Even Among Trump & General 2016 Craziness

In a year where it is hard to keep track of the stupendous volume of political insanity inflicted on and…

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Clinton vs. Sanders In-Depth: Past, Present, & Future, or, My Olive Branch to Camp Sanders

Author’s note: as I write this while Bernie Sanders is considering a second presidential run, it should be remembered that…

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The Sandernista Political Revolution Handbook: A Matchup Game of Bernie Sanders’ Talking Points & Those of His Fans/Supporters

Author’s note: in the nearly three years since I created this chart, it is clear little has changed for Sanders…

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10 Reasons Why Conventional Wisdom on Republican Convention & Trump Wrong: GOP Won’t Risk Party’s Destruction, Wrath of His Voters

10 Reasons Why GOP Won’t Risk Party’s Destruction, Wrath of His Voters Despite all the talk of Trump being stopped…

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Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

Author’s note: when I wrote this, I was confident Clinton would win but still worried about the chance of a…

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