Election 2018: Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District

According to the NY Times, votes should start to roll in at around 8:20. When they’re done, the dust is going to settle and yet another “bellwether” election will be over, but as I’ve said repeatedly, special elections don’t count. They especially don’t count when the weather is horrendous thanks to a nor’easter that’s sweeping Read More …

Fact-Free Ideology (Part Two): Election 2018 Edition

On June 2, 2016, I wrote Part One of this post. Yeah, so I’m still here. I did all the checking before the election and the path out no longer exists for someone my age, without marriage and/or migration to another country as an ex-pat with the clothes on my back, and that’s so far Read More …

Connecting the Dots, Part 7…

There’s a benefit to following folks I’ve never met anywhere else but FB. Occasionally, someone shows me a bit of the Internet that I’ve missed before, and because it flew under the radar, I didn’t have it available to draw connections. Today, someone revealed a tiny tip of a much larger iceberg, and now I’ve Read More …

Speaking of elections and Governors…

I rarely talk about local politics (because all politics is local), but where I live, in Maryland, parents are waking up this morning to discover that their Spring Break is about to be shortened by a day. Why? Because Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan is a Republican, which means he hates public education and the teachers’ Read More …

Election 2018: Analysis Complete. Now what? (Part 2)

In Election 2018: The End of Everything (Part 1), I introduced the second “Cassie’s List” compilation, which includes all the historic data that matters to ME from the last six election cycles for US Senate and House seats. Unlike the work I did for the Presidential election in 2016, this delves deeper into state politics Read More …

Election 2018: The End of Everything (Part 1)

I’m almost done compiling data on the senate races from 2006-2016. This stuff takes time because I’m using at least three sources (including the Federal Election Commission) and scouring them for the data is a royal PITA. When I’m done, there’ll be a better list of who to direct those precious support dollars, assuming you Read More …

Achilles’ Heel…

Achilles’ heel n. A seemingly small but actually crucial weakness. More at Wordnik  from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition It all started with this comment on a post on Facebook, in response to this article about Al Franken: Medium.com: A Survivor’s Defense of Al Franken I said: “Speaking as a survivor of Read More …