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The Prophetic George Washington

I have written here twice–fairly adamantly at that–that so-called prophecies shared recently that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States are false prophesies. 1,218 more words

Politics/Current Events

Montenegro fate depends on its national minorities will

The election results to the Parliament of Montenegro were not exactly what Milo Djukanovic, the Prime Minister of the country, expected. By getting just 36 seats in parliament his party has to find at least another 5 seats in order to form a constitutional majority. 375 more words


The American Election through English Eyes

The American Election through English Eyes
By Sean Gabb
(26th October 2016)

Note: The Libertarian Alliance is a charity, and it takes no view of any British or foreign election. 1,206 more words


Elections and fraud

There’s an interesting article on voter fraud by Jaweed Kaleem in the Los Angeles Times today. The takeaway, as I see it, is that there are legitimate concerns about the election–outdated and incorrect records, problems with absentee ballots, restrictive laws on voting–but they aren’t really concerns about in-person voter fraud.

In The News

NYC Board of Elections Head Says There's No Evidence to Support Voter Fraud Claims

The New York City Board of Elections’ executive director testified to the City Council this morning that there is little evidence to support a Democratic election commisioner’s caught-on-camera claims of… 739 more words

Bill De Blasio

Foa and Mounk: The democratic disconnect

A paper in the Journal of Democracy by Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk explores trends in the tremendously valuable World Values Survey database.

Drawing on data from Waves 3 through 6 of the World Values Surveys (1995–2014), we look at four important types of measures that are clear indicators of regime legitimacy as opposed to government legitimacy: citizens’ express support for the system as a whole; the degree to which they support key institutions of liberal democracy, such as civil rights; their willingness to advance their political causes within the existing political system; and their openness to authoritarian alternatives such as military rule.

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