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 …

I got yer “Why now?” right here…

Not a day goes by that I don’t remember the incidents in my past. I have some of the same issues with my own boss, today, in a very small office where the general manager is the only Human Resources representative and part of the problem. It’s been hard continuing to work there, knowing that 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 …

I was off by a month. My bad.

When I started writing online, way back in 2004, my blogging was a combination of minutiae designed to keep a then-deployed husband in the loop on day-to-day life at home. We were not quite to the end of W’s first term, but it was already clear to me what his election meant to the country, Read More …

What if I’m right?

In the last few weeks, Nate Silver’s site fivethirtyeight.com has shifted stance from Hillary Clinton Will Win to Maybe We Ought To Worry After All. You can see the progression here (since the beginning of August): 8/5: Election Update: Trump’s Slump Deepens In The Polls 8/16: Election Update: Clinton’s Lead Is Clear And Steady 9/1: Election Update: As Read More …