Get Up and Get Through

Don’t move to Canada. Don’t run. The truth is there isn’t anywhere to go. If America can’t fix itself,there is little hope for the rest of the world. The white backlash and nationalist forces that powered Trump’s campaign exist in other countries. Those interested in opposing these trends might as well make their stand at…

We Made a Huge Mistake. Now Comes the Hard Work to Fix It

I was as wrong about this election as I have ever been wrong about anything in my life. The fact that I was hardly alone is small consolation. It will take some time to process and even more time to understand what happened tonight. Tonight, I’m disgusted and ashamed.Tomorrow, I will start thinking of what…

Predictions

Here is my best guess at how the electoral map will shake out: Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com I think the Senate will go 50-50. Democrats will gain a few seats in the House but it will remain firmly under Republican control. More Thoughts on How the Battleground States Break Down …

The Case for Running Up the Score

This post was originally published on October 13. It has been revised to reflect the current status of the race. As Americans head to the polls this morning, Hillary Clinton has a lead in most projections and appears likely to be our next President. Even though I’m hopeful about the result, I’m disgusted by the…

Closing Thoughts on 2016

I started this site as as outlet for my passion for politics. Unfortunately, I finally decided to finally get involved in the most disgusting and depressing campaign in recent memory. At times, it has been a saddening exercise. Before this year, I never worried about my country on a fundamental level but, like many others,…

FBI Clears Clinton (Again)

Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI’s review of the emails discovered during the Anthony Weiner investigation did not change the FBI’s conclusion not to prosecute Hillary Clinton. Even without the second letter, Clinton would have likely cruised to victory. However, this second letter should not erase the memory of how disastrous a…

What Trump Would Do

In Vox, Matt Yglesias argues that the media has spent very little time assessing the impact of Donald Trump’s policies. He convincingly lays out the case that this is a major failing because candidates tend to at least attempt to follow through on their election promises. Additionally, if Trump wins, he will almost certainly have…

No, Donald Trump is Not More Honest Than Hillary Clinton

Trump has opened up an eight-point advantage over Clinton on which candidate is more honest and trustworthy https://t.co/WWbEVk7D2G pic.twitter.com/jW7nnl0aBq — Post Politics (@postpolitics) November 2, 2016 According to today’s ABC News Tracking Poll, Donald Trump has an eight-point advantage on the question of which candidate is more honest and trustworthy. This perception is alarming because it…

What We Know About Those Damn Emails (Again)

I’ve been reluctant to say too much on the email story that came out last  weekend. Director Comey’s letter provided little information and functioned primarily as an invitation for baseless speculation. Since I did not have any facts to go on, I did not want to add this site to the chorus of speculation. Some…