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13 Years Later

In February of 2013 I wrote an essay entitled The Electoral College. It was originally published on this website and was part of the lost material when the site disappeared for a few days. It is currently a chapter in my as yet unpublished book entitled The Bubba Factor: Essays In Early 21st Century American Politics. I guess you could also call it unfinished because I now intend to add this article to that chapter.

Among other things, the original essay explored the relationship between what states paid in federal taxes, what they received in federal dollars and how they voted in the 2012 election. The data – the best I could find for years – was from a 2007 Tax Foundation study that examined 2005 taxes. The other day Dr. Paul Krugman mentioned a new study from the Rockefeller Institute examining 2018 federal tax transfers in the New York Times. That gave me the opportunity to see how much things changed over a 13 year time period. Continue reading 13 Years Later

2020 Democrats – The Senators

All of my regular readers know my unexplainable passion for the Senate so it will come to you as no surprise that I think today’s pool is the most likely in this series to contain the next Democratic nominee and the next president of the United States. Let’s take a look at Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Tim Kaine, Amy Klobuchar, Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy and Mark Warner. Continue reading 2020 Democrats – The Senators

A Democratic Dilemma

Well I got it down to 30 names and said to myself, “Now what do I do with it.” I’m talking about the field of Democrats who may run for president in 2020 and deserve at least a mention. I needed a few articles I could write well in advance for the period of time I’m taking off but this is way more material than I needed. I quickly came to the conclusion that the only way to handle this volume was to make it a series. It gets much more complicated and challenging. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Democratic Dilemma

The Endorsement Of Tim Kaine

Tellthtruthonthem.com endorses Democratic Senator Tim Kaine for reelection in Virginia. You may be saying to yourself here Larry goes again endorsing a moderate Democrat. This endorsement is well earned but it also illustrates the nature of American politics in 2018. Let’s explore my reasoning. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Tim Kaine

Coattails To Wave?

The Democrats will have to defend 26 Senate seats this November, (that includes the two independents who caucus with them). Nine of them, approximately one-third, were won in 2012 in part by riding Obama’s coattails. At least four of the nine look to be vulnerable. That presents some interesting situations. Let’s explore. Continue reading Coattails To Wave?