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Here’s Arthur with another Ask Roger Anything question:
Where are you at now with the whole “abolish the Electoral College” thing?
Let me back up and address the request by several entities, including my local paper, to deny Prima Donald an Electoral College victory.
I had real ambivalence about it – rather than outright rejection – because a number of people I knew and respected supported it. I didn’t think it would work, but then again, I didn’t think AO would win the electoral vote.
And I wasn’t sure that it SHOULD work because using a maneuver that hadn’t used in a couple centuries Read the rest of this entry »
What the hell should we call the Orange Guy? I personally don’t want to use his surname, title, or anything else that would indicate respect for him that I don’t have. What’s the alternative(s) without being too childish?
I think this is a personal decision. I’ve seen Drumpf (based on the family name) which carries over to the proto-Nazi activities such as vilifying the press, and I briefly used that, but it’s a pain to spell. Others drop the T from the surname and refer to him as Rump because he’s such an ass.
I was quite taken Read the rest of this entry »
New York Times investigation: Guards punish black inmates more severely than whites inside New York State prisons
John Key departs as New Zealand prime minister, and the civility of opposition leader Andrew Little was stunning, compared with American politics
From The Weekly Sift, November 21, 2016:
Like most people I know, I’ve been suffering occasional attacks of rage or depression. But it’s also oddly energizing sometimes. If you ever had fantasies of being a hero, well, gear up; the villains are taking the field. It feels like we’re in a trilogy, somewhere around the end of Book Two. Ancient evils have jumped out of history books and grainy newsreels, and are appearing on live TV. Their words and ideas are coming out of the mouths of our neighbors.
Who thought we’d have to deal with this in our lifetimes?
For some while now, everything that you can think to do about the situation is going to seem hopelessly inadequate. But it’s important that you do it anyway. That’s how it is at the end of Book Two. Read the rest of this entry »
1st woman elected to Congress, in 1916