Tag Archives: Census

Troubling Tidbits

It’s time to do another of the seemingly endless catch up articles. I entitled today’s Troubling Tidbits because I felt that if they were almost slipping by a political junkie like me what about the average American voter? Let’s explore. Continue reading Troubling Tidbits

The Zero-fifths Proposal

Slavery is widely viewed as America’s original sin. Its documented manifestation is the Three-fifth Clause to the Constitution which came about via what is widely referred to as the Three-fifths Compromise. Today we have an operative of the Trump administration who is trying to do one “better” by counting some residents as zero-fifths of a person. Let’s explore.   Continue reading The Zero-fifths Proposal

Just (Expletive Deleted) Vote

Today is Election Day 2018. It is common political rhetoric to describe every election as the most important of your life. The reality is that 2018’s will most likely be the most important election in my remaining years on this planet. The current congressional majority has refused to exercise their constitutional duty to be a check on the presidency and we, the voters, have an opportunity to correct that situation. In many states there are gubernatorial races. In most there are legislative races. These will affect the reapportionment that will come as a result of the 2020 census. Continue reading Just (Expletive Deleted) Vote

Another Thursday Outrage Recap

Thursday seems like my personal weekly Groundhog Day (the movie not the furry creature in Pennsylvania). This is another week where I’m using Thursday’s posting to recap just some of the recent outrages brought to us by our President and his enablers. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Thursday Outrage Recap

A Republican Resurrection (Plus)

Today is Easter Sunday for non-orthodox Christians. It is their celebration of Jesus Christ coming back from the dead. It is early Thursday afternoon as I write this article. The President is on his way to Mar-a-Lago (via Ohio) and I’m (somewhat dangerously) assuming major antics are done for the week; at least those emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The biggest story of the week (which got little attention from the for-profit media) is the Republican resurrection of their voter suppression efforts with a slightly new twist. Let’s explore.       Continue reading A Republican Resurrection (Plus)