Don’t blame third parties for Trump

Unsurprisingly, following Tuesday's election results, some of Hillary Clinton's supporters and media surrogates have been quick to blame third party voters for Clinton's loss to Republican Donald Trump. Steve Benen of MSNBC -- the Democrats' own version of their hated Fox News -- writes that "in Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, third-party voters had an … Continue reading Don’t blame third parties for Trump

The Democratic Party autopsy: A look at how and why Trump won

The dramatic finale to the 2016 US presidential election, ending with Donald Trump victorious, has left the mainstream media and pollsters, along with many Democrats and people around the world completely dumbfounded. Yet signs that a Trump win was a distinct possibility had been visible for some time. Some of the election polling, such as … Continue reading The Democratic Party autopsy: A look at how and why Trump won

Politicians Pander, Capitalize on Tragedy

A new report from the Pew Research Center released today shows that American political partisans increasingly not only dislike those who favor the other party, but about half are actually "afraid" of them. While alarming, the finding seems fitting amidst the current atmosphere of fear-mongering and crisis exploitation coming from both sides of the aisle. … Continue reading Politicians Pander, Capitalize on Tragedy