Tag Archives: election 2016

Blame Olympics: Finals

My previous post on this topic has gotten some good feedback (yay!) but something else has come up this week that’s making me revisit the question: Some rather good data crunching  pointing up the effects of voter suppression on turnout, … Continue reading

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Rogues Gallery

Among the other ridiculous and terrifying crap that’s happened since the election, this week’s preposterous attempt at boycotting the latest Star Wars story, Rogue One, probably takes the cake for both predictability and eyeroll worthiness. The short version: Some rando … Continue reading

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Contested Popularity

In an effort to stave off what is most likely an inevitable slide into national chaos, Jill Stein, doing something useful for the first time all year, has raised funds to call for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The … Continue reading

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Demographic Do-si-do

Following on from the previous post’s topic, I want to dig a little bit more into the state-by-state breakdown of the demographic factors in the election. When they’re not claiming that “shy Trumpers” aren’t being represented in the polls and … Continue reading

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Trump’s turnout turnaround?

With the polls being as good as they have been of late, Trump’s commentariat has been out in force, declaring that either the polls are all rigged (with literally dozens of different firms all saying the same thing, that’s unlikely), … Continue reading

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Earth’s Mightiest Heroine

There’s a great little opinion piece in the Seattle Times today, illustrated with an even better–and hilarious–image of Trump as a rampaging supervillain and Hillary as the hero fighting him off. This got me to thinking, so if you’ll indulge … Continue reading

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Sick, Sad World

It’s been a month since the Pulse massacre. I haven’t been right since. Well, to be honest, I haven’t been right all year. Or even since last summer. If I’m going to be technical about it, it goes back well … Continue reading

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