Primaries, shmimaries: How the Republicans might win the Presidency

The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the…

“Getting things done” in Washington

An increasingly frequent refrain appearing in the media casts the democratic primary as a Manichean struggle between Sanders’ unrealistic goals and the staid pragmatism of Clinton.  Clinton, we are told, can “get things done,” while Sanders’ pie in the sky thinking leads nowhere. I can understand the doubt that Sanders’ ambitious platform is achievable with…

Do you believe Clinton is unaware of top fossil fuel donors?

Hillary Clinton’s opponents in the Democratic primary pledged to not take donations from the fossil fuel industry. It’s an appropriate response to the fossil fuel industry’s tremendous influence in Washington, despite their presenting a catastrophic threat to the future of civilization.  When an Iowa voter asked Clinton to take the same pledge she dodged the…