Category Archives: Campaign

Campaign Financing

It seems to me…. “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite.” (“Every democracy gets the government it deserves.”) ~ Joseph de Maistre[1]. Elections are an indispensable mechanism of representative democracy allowing citizens to express their will, select their leaders, and … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Trump: Totally Unqualified

It seems to me…. “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. Very few people consider Donald Trump to be a paragon of honesty[2]. He, and his supporters, frequently complain of media bias and he apparently … Continue reading

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Trump For President?

It seems to me…. “They have to put Trump on every program, spewing his crazy ideas, because his poll numbers are so high. And his poll numbers are so high because they put him on every program, spewing his crazy … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidate Mendacity

It seems to me…. “If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.” ~ George W. Bush[1]. The majority of the current crop of presidential contenders from either political party … Continue reading

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Questionable Political Logic

It seems to me…. “The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson[1]. The apparent lack of logic in U.S. politics never fails to astound me. … Continue reading

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2016 Presidential Candidates

It seems to me…. “Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” ~ George Bernard Shaw[1]. While I normally would support a presidential regime change following eight years of … Continue reading

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