## We are bad at electability, so why do we vote on it?

The unprecedented diversity of this year’s slate of Democrats running for president this cycle, coupled with Trump’s shock 2016 victory, has brought electability to the forefront of the democratic primary. Much of the discussion is defined by hyperbolic articles on why “[Candidate Name Goes Here] is the Only Way To Beat Trump” or “[Candidate Name […]

## Foresight 2020: The End of the Prologue

“I’m not chomping at the bit to hear Eric Swalwell tell me why he should be president” – An Anonymous Friend Since the moment Donald Trump was declared the President Elect in 2016, Democrats have been chomping at the bit to start the 2020 Presidential election. This prologue to the election is finally approaching something […]

## Electoral Triage: Lessons from GA, NC, and FL

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”George W. Bush In the 2000 Presidential Election the election of George W. Bush over Al Gore came down to recounts, […]

## May 2018 Election Endorsements: Round 2

In Portland, Oregon, it is election time! Ballots are due by May 15th, so be sure to vote. Ideally in a way that agrees with my opinions….In my last post I went overboard researching the three competitive races for judge on the ballot. Here I am going to touch on the rest of the races […]

## May 2018 Election Endorsements: Judges

It’s election time! In Oregon that means voting for judges almost none of us have heard of, and who don’t have endorsements from any of the local papers. In the words of an attorney I spoke to on the topic: “for the vast majority of voters, I don’t know what you would do.” I’ve decided to […]

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