Posting History for Themistokles
|Killing the white underclass (& others)
Since 1990, the average life expectancy of a white woman without a HS diploma has fallen by 5 years. This nearly matches the catastrophic decline of 7 years' life expectancy in Russia since the fall ...
|1/6 of Arizona vote uncounted and in jeopardy
A NYTimes article shows that a large share of the Hispanic vote was diverted into provisional ballots and remains uncounted: 1/2 million out of 3 million regitered votes in the state remain uncounted.
|Silver v. Pollster: a mild dissent and Mellman, too
Silver had a good night on the Presidential front; on the Senate races, however, not so spectacular. Pollster.com, however, was right on the money on both.
|Stop Talking About the "White Vote"! It's a Republican meme
The current Republican Party is based upon a tribal appeal to the "white vote" as the only true Americans as they seek to have the white voter identify with them. When we Democrats talk about ...
|Pinocchios for Obama? Or Fact Checker?
Yesterday, we had the amusing situation where Greg Kessler, the Washington Post "Fact Checker" have Obama 4 "Pinocchios" for "overblown" claims in a campaign ad that Romney was a job outsourcer on ...
|The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness
To change your entire view of the American justice system; to see the most pressing civil rights issue of our time; read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness by Michelle ...
|Catholic position - put it together
The Catholic Church, from the Pope down, has staked out a no-compromise position on the Blunt Amendment. Any individual must have an individual conscience exemption from any mandate. In other words,
|Responding to the "class warfare" meme - a template
As Obama and Biden make any effective attacks on McCain's economic policies and how they favor Cindy and himself, Republicans will accuse Democrats of frightening folk and stirring up "class warfare."
|The Illegal Texas Caucus and other DNC Rules
I decided that in considering the Florida-Michigan mess it would be interesting to look at the actual rules, inspired by a comment on TPM. On the way I discovered that the Texas Caucus system is a ...
|SurveyUSA says electability is subjective
SurveyUSA released 50-state Obama-McCain and Clinton-McCain matchups. It's the most definitive showing yet that polling results offer no clues as to which candidate is the most electable.
|PEJ studies - how Media covers campaigns
The Harvard Shorenstein Center has done a series of analyses over many elections. Their recent study was trumpeted by conservative media and websites as proof of liberal bias: "Even Harvard Finds ...
|Reid outmanuevered , out-framed on Move-On
This is late to bring this up, but how did the Senate wind up voting on the minority Republican framing rather than the majority Democratic framing? After all, the Democrats actually had more votes ...
|New Framing - Puppy Dog Theory of War
Delightful op-ed by Richard Clarke making fun of the Bush-McCain Puppy Dog Theory of ...
|McGovern - Eloquent words from ghost of Christmas past
Never have been a fan of George McGovern - always have resented the child-like innocence and lack of success of his 1972 campaign. But the old lion has teeth he never showed in 1972 and, above all, ...
|Obama's Shellgame on Lobbyists
Obama has received considerable press with respect to his promise not to accept contributions from "federal lobbyists." It turns out this claim can be supported only in the most narrow-minded, ...
|ES&S another vote machine meltdown||Themistokles||11/16/2006||12||12||4||-|
|Texas 23 one more race to go||Themistokles||11/08/2006||1||3||-||10|
|What's happening in MO? (poll analysis with poll)||Themistokles||10/26/2006||19||5||-||-|
|VA-SEN MD poll crosstabs - closer than it looks||Themistokles||10/24/2006||18||12||-||13|
|WWI - A War on Terror (1st Diary)||Themistokles||10/08/2006||5||8||-||7|
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