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Where is the proof that money can buy elections?
Yesterday I was talking to my cousin Thomas, a resolute pessimist, about the upcoming election. He asked, “Is there any hope?” I’m afraid I snapped at him. (Optimists can snap, you know. We don’t bite but we snap.) His response … Continue reading
Posted in Capitalism, Corruption, Government, political campaigns, Politics, Propaganda, The Facts of Life, Trumpism, TV commercials, voting rights Tagged 538, Adam Bonica, Citizens United, dark money, Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell, money in elections, Newt Gingrich Comments Off on Where is the proof that money can buy elections?
The battle against rationality
Last week, Nate Silver, the maestro of 538.com, posted this tweet: The theory that “misinformation” has changed electoral outcomes in the US is pretty badly underbaked, especially given that the last several elections have broadly been in line with what … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Joe Biden and his people, Politics, The Facts of Life, voting rights Tagged 538, Herschel Walker, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Nate Silver, Raphael Warnock Comments Off on The battle against rationality
When things are too crazy, here’s where you can see sanity
In the polls. I think I’ve mentioned previously that I don’t pick up on individual polls, either to get overexcited or deeply gloomy. And I don’t waste my time on Real Clear Politics. Their poll averages are just dumb. If … Continue reading
Posted in How I Learned The Facts of Life, political campaigns, Politics, The Facts of Life, Trumpism, voting rights Tagged 538, Biden, polls, Real Clear Politics, Trump Comments Off on When things are too crazy, here’s where you can see sanity