Tag Archives: 1948 election

One Chart

I am currently reading Capital And Ideology by the French economist Thomas Piketty. The book is very long, packed with interesting discussions and charts. One chart really grabbed me and I’d like to discuss it with you today. Continue reading One Chart

A Leader Like Harry

My regular readers know the respect I have for Harry Truman. This blog takes its name from a famous incident during the 1948 campaign’s whistle stop tour. Were he still alive Truman would be celebrating his 134th birthday today. My dog is named in his honor and is two years-old today. Sunday I was watching my grandson play soccer when I received a message from the Washington Post. Except for my dog’s birthday, this all ties together and illustrates a lesson in leadership. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Leader Like Harry

Commence Censorship

1930’s political/historical fiction and non-fiction gained popularity in America over the past year. This happened with good cause. In fact that cause has a name: Donald Trump. Allow me to elaborate. Continue reading Commence Censorship

No Room For Women

Demographics are an interesting factor in elections. Good campaign managers spend hours studying the cross tabs in polls trying to discover patterns of voter behavior. While we all belong to several different demographics, as you begin to slice and dice the electorate the largest single demographic is women. The Trump campaign, and by extension the Republican Party seems to be doing everything possible to alienate them. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Room For Women