Category Archives: Candidates

The Trump Victory

Had Hillary Clinton won the election, I would not have written a post-election post.  But Donald Trump won, and I would like to offer my thoughts. Donald Trump’s victory speech was gracious, and I appreciated the goals that he articulated … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ads (or Three, If You Count the Primaries)

The Trump and Hillary ads that I saw last night were the best political ads that I had seen in the 2016 general election.  I got goosebumps after watching both of them!  They were very well done.  In this post, … Continue reading

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Election Reflections, and the Best Articles During the 2016 Presidential General Election

Introduction I voted earlier this month, since Oregon sends out ballots by mail.  I decided to cast my vote early because I was vacillating all over the place about whom I should vote for, and I wanted closure in that … Continue reading

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Thesis Write-Up: “There Is Only the Fight…” An Analysis of the Alinsky Model, by Hillary D. Rodham

At Wellesley College in 1969, Hillary Rodham, now Hillary Rodham Clinton, submitted her thesis about Saul Alinsky, a notorious community organizer. Hillary has been criticized in right-wing circles for doing this.  At the Republican National Convention in 2016, neurosurgeon Ben … Continue reading

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Can Bernie Sanders Supporters Replicate the Success of the Christian Coalition?

Early in May, Rachel Maddow interviewed Bernie Sanders in Burlington, Vermont.  Maddow asked Sanders how his vast array of support could be marshaled into a political movement after the election.  She drew a comparison with Pat Robertson’s candidacy in 1988.  … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman’s Critique of Bernie Sanders

I want to pass on a couple of Paul Krugman’s recent blog posts.  They are critical of Bernie Sanders.  Paul Krugman is a notorious liberal economist who won a Nobel Prize.  He is an influential voice on the Left. Weakened … Continue reading

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Two Perspectives on Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Plan

I want to share two articles about Bernie Sanders’ health care plan.  The first is opposed to it and agrees with Chelsea Clinton’s characterization of it.  The second offers a different perspective. Chelsea Clinton Was Right: Everyone’s Health Care Is … Continue reading

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Ben Carson on the National Sunday Law

I probably should have written this post when Ben Carson was higher up in the polls, but this is a topic of interest to me, so I will post it. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who is running for the … Continue reading

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AP: Ben Carson Sometimes Deviates From GOP Health Care Thought Hopefully, he’ll continue being an independent thinker, rather than giving into the right wing.

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Movie Write-Up: Gifted Hands, the Ben Carson Story

Amidst all the hubbub about Dr. Ben Carson’s life story, I decided to watch the 2009 movie in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. played Dr. Carson.  The movie is based on Ben Carson’s autobiography, and it is entitled, Gifted Hands: The … Continue reading

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