The biggest thing I’ve learned from processing elections results is…

if you want to send a message, VOTE. There is a ridiculously high percentage of people who collect a ballot and do not vote for certain races. This is what we call “under votes”, where the number of votes cast for a particular race is smaller (under) than the number of total ballots cast. This … More The biggest thing I’ve learned from processing elections results is…

HR 610, Food Stamps, and the Paternalistic State

Hey all, back again to talking about current news stories. This week, we’re going to talk about food policy and paternalism. You may have seen a fun little copy/paste thread going around referring to HR 610, a bill Introduced by Rep. Steve King of Iowa, intended to limit the power of the US Education Department … More HR 610, Food Stamps, and the Paternalistic State

Why I worry about Now-Secretary DeVos

We all know the litany of talking points. She’s bought her seat with donations to Trump’s campaign and many Republican legislators. She’s never been in a public education classroom, not as a student, parent, or professional. She wants to have religious [Christian] education in public schools and use tax money to fund Christian/Catholic schools (remember … More Why I worry about Now-Secretary DeVos

Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander Concerning the Hearing of Betsy Devos

January 23, 2017 Dear Senator Alexander, I am writing today concerning the nomination process of Betsy DeVos. It is my understanding that, as the Chairman of the Senate HELP committee, that you were in charge of the proceedings where senators were given the opportunity to examine the qualifications of and question Ms. DeVos. It is … More Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander Concerning the Hearing of Betsy Devos

What am I missing?

What am I missing? I also had one open response question asking, “What have I not touched on that you would like to express?” The answers appear unedited below. Clinton had twenty six years to push her agenda as far as equal pay, maternity leave, child care credits. What happened? A little to late to … More What am I missing?

How do you respond?

How do you respond? In this final section, I asked five open response questions specifically requesting people to respond to accusations about Trump having various biases, and why voters chose Trump over Clinton. All questions and answers are unedited. If you could explain your vote choice to a Hillary Clinton supporter using 5 to 10 … More How do you respond?