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On disenfranchisement and third parties

There’s been a politics post percolating for a while now, and at various points it has been a much angrier politics post than I suspect I’m about to write.   1,221 more words


MyVOTE is Savvy!

It’s Election Day. You leave work and head to the place where you’ve voted for years. Excited you notice, no line. You walk to the door. 1,106 more words

JUST MUSING: "The greatest show on earth" ...Act 3

We had been having plumbing problems in the downstairs’ conference room for some time, a year or more.  The plumber assigned the problems to the city’s side, line failure.  1,492 more words

Social Commentary

1916 or 2016?

The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” It was ratified on February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments.  1,088 more words

Social Commentary

Trumping quietly: modern bullshit


I’ve been reading a few things about how Donald Trump has affected the current US political debate and it got me thinking about the parallels with British politics of today. 692 more words


Hillary Clinton's Steal of the Day!

The Democrats bank on people not being interested enough to bother finding out how Clinton could be winning by such a large margin.

But ask yourself: How could Hillary Clinton possibly be beating Bernie Sanders by 648 delegates (27% of what is needed to secure the nomination) when he is pulling off a number of upsets and is virtually tying with her elsewhere? 277 more words


Mass Incarceration Statistics: The Sentencing Project

Prison populations began creeping up in the late 1970’s, exploding in the mid 1980’s. The graphics below represent a 500% increase over the past thirty years. 124 more words

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