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  1. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett
    “If dt doesn’t win, will that be the end of him running again?”

    You haven’t been listening to him.

  2. 5 days ago on Clay Bennett
    “@robertthomasson…Why does America still have that oddity called the electoral college which allows a morally and mentally deficient minority to elect a president?@Dianelee…I don’t think it would be necessary to amend the constitution to fix this. Just require the delegates to present the number of votes for each candidate from their state, add them up and get the person who the people actually voted for.@chernsActually, many countries, like Canada and the UK, have single-member first-past-the-post electoral systems for electing Heads of Government. In a way, these are analogous to the US electoral college (winner-takes-all, for states other than Maine or Nebraska); both distort democratic representation. Many other countries have proportional representation, which may have its own problems (see: Israel), but at least is better at representing the electorate."also @DD Wiz has lots of relevant comments above in several posts

    The problem with the electoral college is that it sets the bar at 50%. Below 50% of the delegates’ votes throws the vote into the House, where each state has one vote. This completely changes the dynamics of the election.

    Requiring the delegates to report the number of votes is not up to the feds: the states are individually allowed to determine how their voting is done.

    At a minimum, the Constitution has to be amended to make the election work in a fair manner. The Electoral College was a compromise intended to mollify the slave states. After the Civil War, the reason for the compromise disappeared (theoretically, anyway). The Federal Government would have to define a uniform system for the states to follow in an election, and this goes against the grain with states righters. I don’t see that modifying the election to remove the Electoral College as happening any time soon, given the current polarization.

  3. 10 days ago on Joel Pett

    There are few republicans that I have respect for these days. Those republicans that I have contact with now all call themselves ‘former Republicans’.

    There are a couple republicans of national standing that I have some respect for but even most of them have made ‘thinking about leaving the party’ noises.

    The Republican (capital R) party is dead, replaced by the Authoritarian party, which has abandoned personal responsibility and truth. Their only value is the acquisition of power for the sake of power. The Constitution means nothing to them.

    I am at a loss to understand why they have such a following. I have to blame it on lack of critical thinking, or maybe any thinking at all.

  4. 10 days ago on Dana Summers

    The difference between trump and Cohen is that Cohen has told the truth about his lying. trump continues to spout the same old lies.

  5. 11 days ago on ViewsAfrica

    ‘Burkina’ no longer fits

  6. 24 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I threw my back out while shaving. As a result, I quit shaving.

  7. 29 days ago on ViewsBusiness

    When an engineer designs something (s)he provides for historical norms, not for extreme events. If it never rained there in the past, there’s no reason to provide for excess water.

    Time to start thinking about extremes, since the world is turning toward them (both physically and politically).

  8. about 1 month ago on Pickles

    Who cares about wrinkled sheets? Most of the time you are near them the lights are out and you won’t notice.

  9. about 1 month ago on Pickles

    Rectangles stack without interstitial space. Circles don’t

  10. about 1 month ago on Nick Anderson

    She doesn’t have ‘trump derangement syndrome’! It’s the MAGA crowd that are deranged by trump et al.