“The Republican party is now facing a great crisis. It is to decide whether it will be, as in the days of Lincoln, the party of the plain people, the party of progress, the party of social and industrial justice; or whether it will be the party of privilege and of special interests, the heir to those who were Lincoln’s most bitter opponents, the party that represents the great interests within and with out Wall Street which desire through their control over the servants of the public to be kept immune from punishment when they do wrong and to be given privileges to which they are not entitled.”~Theodore Roosevelt, April 1912
“Voters don’t want candidates who agree with them about everything. They just want one who isn’t going to completely take them for granted. If that’s become too much to ask, maybe there’s something wrong with the Democratic Party, not people like Ralph Nader or Bernie Sanders.”
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No Democracy, No Unity
by John Laurits
No Democracy = No Unity! Greetings, my sisters, brothers, & others — I hope that all of you are well & that, despite the media’s treachery, you are being well-informed. Today, I’m going to show you a different kind of math & it’s related to #ExitPollGate. For those of you who haven’t read my recent […]
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No Democracy = No Unity!
Greetings, my sisters, brothers, & others — I hope that all of you are well & that, despite the media’s treachery, you are being well-informed.
Today, I’m going to show you a different kind of math & it’s related to #ExitPollGate. For those of you who haven’t read my recent article about the discrepancies between exit-polling & the results of the democratic primaries, I’d suggest reading that before returning to this article (unless you’ve read about it elsewhere, of course).
Let’s begin! I’d like to teach you about something called “cumulative vote shares” or CVS…
What are Cumulative Vote Shares?
“CVS analysis” is basically a statistical way to look at how people voted in an election and, because I feel that it’s really important for you to understand the concept, I decided to make a video to explain it — using jellybeans!
It is my dearest hope that, after watching…
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“…all of these reactions were part of an uninformed rush to judgment rooted in the racist notion that anyone with brown skin and a name like Omar Mateen must be a foreign operative in league with the same people who brought down the twin towers. They failed to pause for a single, solitary moment of reflection and let investigators do the work of finding facts that might be relevant to fully understanding the events that unfolded in Orlando.
It remains to be seen whether Republicans will acknowledge their monumental misjudgment, but it is clear that if they fail to do so they will be giving Mateen exactly what he wanted.”