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Are Liberals More Educated Than Conservatives? (2016 Election Update)

Four years ago, I analyzed the education levels of those who voted for the Democratic candidate for President and the Republican candidate for President for a total of six Presidential and Midterm elections. In that analysis, I had concluded that  people … Continue reading

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Are Liberals More Educated Than Conservatives? (2012 Election Update)

A year ago, I analyzed the education levels of Democratic and Republican voters for a total of five Presidential and Midterm elections. In that analysis, I had concluded that  people at both the high and low ends of the educational … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2012: Results

In 2011, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of that year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of the … Continue reading

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Stalemate?

Today I filled out my predictions for the 2012 presidential election using CNN’s electoral map, and I’m predicting a stalemate. That’s right — a stalemate.

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My 2012 Voting Guide for California’s Propositions

Today I’m filling out my absentee ballot for the 2012 election. In the process, I have decided to offer my own recommendations for how a rational Republican should vote on California’s various propositions this year. Moreover, I’ve compared my recommendations … Continue reading

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Another Campaign Non-Issue Explodes in Democrats’ Faces

First it was the hyperbolic “War on Women.” Now it’s the “War on Dogs.” The fundamental problem is that the Democratic Party cannot invent enough non-issues to distract voters’ attention from the reality of an anemic economic recovery. Moreover, they … Continue reading

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It’s the Economy, Stupid: Unsolicited Campaign Advice for Mitt Romney

In 1992, President Clinton defeated incumbent President George Bush, Sr. using a campaign slogan cleverly devised by his campaign strategist, James Carville. At a time when the president had decisive foreign policy victories ranging from the end of the Cold … Continue reading

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Obama and Youth Unemployment

In 2008, young adults piled into election booths to vote overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. Their adulation struck me personally as a weird sort of homage to the cult of personality. After all, Obama had no executive experience running any organization … Continue reading

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Did Obama Help or Hinder the Recovery? Dueling Campaign Narratives

Today, I came across a variation of the employment chart below in an Obama campaign ad. In this ad, the old adage holds: There are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” In this campaign season, this truism will likely apply to … Continue reading

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The Democratic National Committee Might Want to Get a New Chair

Today, DNC Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz had a tough time on Fox News Sunday. She exemplified the double standard that some Democrats hold regarding President Obama. For instance, in the clip below, she maintains that Mitt Romney was accountable … Continue reading

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