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Democrats won the most votes. Why aren’t they acting like it?

December 3, 2019 at 10:25 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump. More Americans voted for Democratic Senate candidates than for Republican Senate candidates. And Trump, he’s really unpopular. The most unpopular new president we’ve had since, well, since we invented polling. He’s so unpopular that his inauguration was greeted with the largest single day of protests

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“Democrats won the most votes. Why aren’t they acting like it?”

Spain elections 2019: Small parties take center stage | DW News

at 8:25 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s being described as Spain’s most divisive general election in decades. Voters head to the polls again today – for the third time in four years. The party of Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected to get the most votes — but may not garner enough support to form a government. That means he’ll

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The military coup in Zimbabwe, explained

November 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

On November 14th 2017, Zimbabwe military troops drove tanks into the capital city, Harare. “Military police on tank, this is happening in Harare. ” “Wow! It’s real guys, it is real.” They patrolled the streets, blocked access to government buildings, and took over the state television station to insist…. This is not a military takeover

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“The military coup in Zimbabwe, explained”

How Vladimir Putin won Republicans’ approval

November 1, 2019 at 7:24 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin was not very popular among Republicans or Democrats. Which made sense given that he’s a somewhat murderous strongman with the nasty habit of invading his neighbors. This is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. Breaking news, signs of a Russian invasion in Ukraine tonight. Since 2000, 25 journalists

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“How Vladimir Putin won Republicans’ approval”

The man who rigged America’s election maps

October 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

But in North Carolina, the election results were really weird. These squares represent all the voters in North Carolina. They were voting for these 13 seats in Congress. About half voted for Republicans. And about 48 percent voted for Democrats. So you might think, of the 13 Congressional seats, maybe Democrats would’ve won 6 seats,

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“The man who rigged America’s election maps”

Democrats are in deep trouble — even if Hillary Clinton wins

October 24, 2019 at 7:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

The Democratic Party is in much greater peril than its leaders or its supporters recognize, and it has no plan to save itself. It’s true, it seems like the Republican party that’s in crisis, with its very extreme, very unusual candidate. And pollsters believe the presidency is more likely than not to stay Democratic. But

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“Democrats are in deep trouble — even if Hillary Clinton wins”

Donald Trump is trolling the Republican Party

October 23, 2019 at 7:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

An internet troll is somebody who deliberately gets under the skin of someone else. You get angrier and angrier as you’re being trolled as someone keeps insisting on a position that seems crazy. And what we’re seeing with Donald Trump, at least in effect is that with Republican leaders. This all started with his announcement

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The George H.W. Bush promise that changed the Republican Party

October 22, 2019 at 7:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Presidents give hundreds of speeches. But, for better or worse, we tend to remember a few one-liners. There you go again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman. Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. You know if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. For President George H.W. Bush it’s: Read

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“The George H.W. Bush promise that changed the Republican Party”

How to break the two-party hold on American politics

October 11, 2019 at 9:24 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

The American system, really in a lot of ways, discourages participation. Elections for Congress in the United States are based on a plurality winner system where you live in one district. Candidates from two or more parties go run in that district, and then whoever gets the most votes wins. Right now many of our

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“How to break the two-party hold on American politics”