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Election Tricks

When it comes to electing a President of the United States of America, we use a very convoluted AND antiquated system that remains in place to this day because ironically, even the problems are advantageous to some. Unfortunately, American citizens on average are proving to be woefully ignorant of what these problems are. First off, […]

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Politics Social/Culture

Election Campaigns and the Freedom of Speech

Today I found a link from facebook to a petition issued by Common Cause to “fight corporate ownership of elections”. I read the petition, read a little about Common Cause and and it’s president and CEO, Bob Edgars and signed the petition. What little I read was enough to determine the basic position the organization […]

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Politics

Thoughts on the 2006 Mid-Term Election

Now that we have rounded the Labor Day bend and we find ourselves looking straight down the final stretch to the mid-term elections, the hot topic seems to be a question of which party will control Congress. For those who have grown weary of unobstructed right-wing politics in Washington, the prediction of a Democratic take […]

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Politics

Elections in Iraq

So the elections in Iraq went well… or at least it has that appearance. That’s nice, at least the Bush people have something to cheer about… Well, let’s be honest; isn’t it more about jeering than cheering? In the rhetorical battle between the conservative right and the liberal left, the Iraqi elections finally presents a […]

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Analysis Politics

Election Cartograms

I’ve always been intrigued with conceptual maps. These cartograms provide an interesting look at how evenly balanced America is between Republican and Democratic votes in the 2004 Election. They were briefly showcased on CNN and I immediately searched the web for them. The map below represents the nation, with the size of the states proportional […]

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Politics

Presidential Matchups

The race for the democrat ticket is getting interesting now. I kinda get the feeling that this is the closest we will ever get to having a choice. The elections in November will be stuck in that bi-polar lockup. That conversation I told you about in my last post was started by one of the […]