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Bigotry and Disenfranchisement: Making Sense of Trump Supporters’ Motivations

Like many other people, Jesse Soza has spent a lot of time thinking about what might have motivated Donald Trump’s supporters to vote for him. Soza, a former classroom teacher, discusses the complementary nature of bigotry-based and economic explanations in this post. 1,973 more words

2016 Presidential Election

I have to rant, or the rage will eat me alive.

It disgusts me that a small, misinformed portion of the country has decided the future for the rest of us. I understand that anger at the establishment led a lot of voters to choose whom they thought would change things. 1,131 more words

Thoughts

Barring felons from voting sounds tough on crime, but it's quietly destroying American communities

This election, 6.1 million Americans were unable to vote because of their criminal convictions.

Many US citizens consider the right to vote one of our most fundamental–we fought a war over representation, after all—but they do not realize that a felony conviction, in many states, can cause a citizen to lose that fundamental right, even after time has been served and the ex-felon is done with state supervision. 985 more words

The Georgian View of Democracy | Pen and Pension

One of the greatest differences between political life in Georgian times and today was who was allowed to have a vote, both nationally and locally. In most modern, Western societies the most basic … 9 more words

United Kingdom

It's Going to Be Okay

Coming to grips with a Trump presidency: “But if we want to make the best of this, we need to ask a question: Why did those 50 million people vote for Trump? 19 more words

Political Commentary

Loser of the Election? Democracy

Yes, I’m going to talk about the election. This transcends politics. This transcends where you fall on the scale, red or blue or for you middle-grounders, purple. 605 more words

Musings

Vote No on Constitutional Amendment 6

There is a lot of confusion on what Constitutional Amendment 6 does and does not do.

“Shall the Constitution of Missouri be amended to state that voters may be required by law, which may be subject to exception, to verify one’s identity, citizenship, and residence by presenting identification that may include valid government-issued photo identification?” 391 more words

Missouri