Whether we should eliminate the Electoral College really raises two questions. (A short discussion)

Although frequently posed as one question — “should we eliminate the Electoral College?” — there really are two separate questions: should we (i) abolish the Electoral College, but keep the formulation where each state’s weight is based on the combined total of its US Senators and Representatives, or (ii) move entirely to a national popular vote? I believe we should enact Option…

“We Will Vote” – A Lincoln Project response to Trump

and his idiotic tweet about postponing the election it provides tons of relevant video, and makes clear that nothing Trump does will keep those opposed to him from voting here is is: x YouTube Video in the first half hour since it was posted on Youtube it had over 33,000 views there.

Sound The Horn. Saddle Up. Ride Into Battle.

I seldom do this. Politizoom, and our sister site Daily Sound And Fury give me a nice little megaphone, and as most of you have noticed, I seldom run out of things to say. But something has come up, and this time I need your help. A few days ago, I wrote an article in…

It's Sunday. Need a laugh? I found my flag request amusing.

I think we all need a little uplift.  Here lately, we are making our own uplifting.  LOL. I wrote this incident to my BFF and we got a kick out of it so maybe ya’ll will as well.   I get so tired of the Trumpsters in this area pushing and pushing and pushing their agenda. …

Amy just endorsed Biden and suspended campaign.

This will have an impact as well as I think Pete is not far behind on his endorsement.    The endorsements will be coming fast and furious I predict.    The ground game is about to change with these past candidates coming in to endorse.    I am all for redecorating.  This is what moderates…

Uh, Bernie Bros and the OK Bloomers?

Chest thumpers and embarrassing belligerents are how the followers of Bernie Sanders are being described.  The Michael Bloomberg crowd who I suppose are Bloomers, who find themselves in the unenviable position of defending a billionaire and racist policies, instead of his politics, face off in a debate tonight. Predictably, the candidates playing catch-up: Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar,…

An Announcement is Worth a Thousand Smears

Facts and figures are second to innuendo and hollow announcements in the current political climate.  Three years past the Clinton/Trump presidential race the press is still biting and snarling while circling the floor and chasing its’ tail.  The former head of the FBI, James Comey, announced in the weeks prior to election day that former…

A Bolton out of the Blue

President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said he is ready to throw himself at the mercy of the Senate Impeachment court, but color me skeptical.  The truth from anyone associated with the Trump administration, even for a short time, strains the fabric of credibility.  Mr. Bolton has teased us for months with his…

I Grieve

Indicative of the current climate of coddled-hate gripping the country, it is not surprising that two houses, one literal, of worship were attacked over the weekend. Rockland County, New York, and White Settlement, Texas were the scenes of horrific violence this past weekend. Respectively, one at a Rabbi’s home and the other a Christian congregation…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 153)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Trump advisers were caught discussing pursuing more aggressive voter suppression tactics in the 2020…

Follow(ing) the Leader or Leadership

The Impeachment of Donald John Trump, 45th President of the United States has made me ponder the difference between leaders and leadership.  I have come to the conclusion that Republicans require leaders and Democrats want leadership. Following a leader means you have no trust in your ability to discern facts or make a decision, so…

An open question for even undergraduate level economists

I’m not an economist, and didn’t even major in it in college.   So I have an honest question for those with some more expertise than me. Background:  I just read a very typical article that said that economists conclude that the employer side of the Social Security tax is simply “passed on“ to their employees…

Distraction versus Consequence

When Donald Trump does or says something as disgusting as the attack he made on the late Rep. John David Dingell Jr. Wednesday night, suggesting, to his wife Debbie among others, he may have gone to hell, Democrats immediately recoiled in disgust.  He spewed this vile vitriol on the same day Texas federal court Judge…

Thanks, Mr. Mason

“Shall the man who has practised corruption, and by that means procured his appointment in the first instance, be suffered to escape punishment by repeating his guilt?”– George Mason According to the current United States Senate Majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY.), the most ‘deliberative body’ in the world is going to speed date.  With…