At Stake In The 2019 Elections

Three Southern states that went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016 hold gubernatorial contests this month, the highlights of this off-year election.  One state, Kentucky, is held by a Republican seeking re-election.  Another, Louisiana, is held by a Democrat seeking a second term.  In the third state, Mississippi, the incumbent GOP governor is term limited.  …

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Who Dat? – R

We’re still awaiting decisions from the Killer B’s — Biden, Beto, Bullock — as to whether they will run for president.  But for now, let’s focus on the Killer R’s — those “R” politicians whose buttons need identifying. As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, …

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Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2018

It seems that each year brings more disheartening and dispiriting news; perhaps this has long been the case, but it feels like it’s just getting worse.  Maybe 2019 we’ll find reason for hope. But for now, we’ll just stop and remember those who left us this year, those who believed in the good of politics, …

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Who Dat? – P

There are still some races from Tuesday’s midterms that have yet to be called, but right now that isn’t our biggest worry.  It’s trying to figure out which candidates these buttons represent. As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for …

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Top Ten ‘No’ Votes For Successful Supreme Court Nominees, 1967-Present

The ten most votes cast against successful Supreme Court nominees since 1966. Should he be confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh could break the record. (1) Clarence Thomas (R), 1991 — 48 (2) Neil Gorsuch (R), 2017 — 45 (3) Samuel Alito (R), 2005 — 42 (4) Elena Kagan (D), 2010 — 37 (5) William Rehnquist CJ (R), …

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