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Mo’ Money Same Problems

What does 6 billion dollars buy you?  Apparently in politics, it buys you an almost unchanged House, Senate, and President. In fairness, out of the 6 billion dollars spent, only – and I say only because in perspective it can be qualified as such – around 680 million was spent by super PACs on independent … Continue reading

Nobody likes a sore loser
America / Gov. Officials / Politics / Presidency / Presidential Race 2012

Nobody likes a sore loser

What ever happened to bowing out gracefully? The night of the election, Mitt Romney looked the most presidential I had ever seen him, delivering a gracious concession speech and leaving the stage for the final time with his pride and honor still in tact. The President even proposed a meeting so that he and Romney … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with this Picture?

“Gerrymander: to divide (a territorial unit) into election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible (Merriam Webster Dictionary).” The 2011 Maryland Congressional districts take gerrymandering to a whole new level.   It is well … Continue reading

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The “I can see Russia from my house” Effect

There are many factors that contribute to a voter’s decision for presidential candidate: party affiliation, the state of the economy, running mate selection, media coverage, high profile debates, and Saturday Night Live? Maybe not as obvious, but SNL has been influencing presidential races since Gerald Ford’s bid for reelection in the 70’s.  You have to … Continue reading