4 To Election Day

Like most American political junkies, I’m currently obsessed with the upcoming mid-term elections. One of the things I find the most frustrating is that despite following them pretty closely I can’t call many of the Senate and Governor races. There are four major factors at play that make the results less than clear and I’d like to explore them with you today.

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SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING LIST ADDITION

I just added The Storm Is Here: An American Crucible by Luke Mogelson to the Recommended Reading List.  It is the best effort to date combining the extremist influences on American politics and the possibility of a second civil war.  It outlines the rise of authoritarianism in America and the danger it poses.

Three “companion” books already on the list are: Fascism by: Madeline Albright, Strongmen by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and How Civil Wars Start by Barbara F. Walter.

A Question Of Loyalty

Timestamp: Saturday morning September 17, 2022. The timestamp is necessary because this is a dynamic situation. Measured in “ink” expended and threats to both national security and democracy it is also the biggest story of (by the time this is published) the week just ended.

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Loyalty Via The Truth

Tuesday South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham displayed his true loyalty, told the truth and further messed up the Republicans’ mid-term chances.

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