Category Archives: Elections

2012 Contenders

May updates have been posted for the 2012 Contenders section.  Click the tab above to explore the candidates and the campaign. Advertisements

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2012 Contenders March Updates

I’ve updated the 2012 Contenders rankings and added updates to the individual contenders’ pages.  Check them out and make comments if you’d like.  Join the Discourse!

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Thoughts on Geraldine Ferraro

Today, we take it for granted that Sarah Palin was a vice presidential nominee, that Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State and was a major contender to lead a major party national ticket, that Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the … Continue reading

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The Ties That (Put Us in A) Bind

With my recent focus on the likely contenders in the 2012 presidential election, I got to thinking about that American institution that some of us love to hate around election time—the Electoral College.  The body was established in Article II, … Continue reading

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The Race Is On…Or It Will Be Shortly, I Guess

Nearly four years ago (2/10/07), then-Senator Barack Obama formally entered the 2008 presidential race.  With about a year to go until the 2008 primary season started, he needed the time to build grassroots support, raise money and show that he could … Continue reading

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2010 Census Results

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the nationwide results of the 2010 census.  The country’s resident population stood at 308, 745,538 on April 1, 2010.  That is a 9.7% increase over the 281,421,906 reported during the last decennial count.  The … Continue reading

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Reshaping The Political Geography

One result of last month’s midterm election that has not been talked about much is its effect on congressional reapportionment and redistricting.  It is one of the consequences that made the election significant, but it was mostly lost in the … Continue reading

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