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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”

The Nerd³ Show – 10/08/19 – Political Version

October 8, 2019 at 1:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Hello! Comments first this week, spice it up and all that. [rubs hands together] Here we go! “Look, I get this is probably a very unpopular opinion here, but could you please tone down the politics. I’m basically-” eh, blah blah blah, et cetera. No. No, I can’t tone down the politics. Not without starting

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“The Nerd³ Show – 10/08/19 – Political Version”

Scientists really aren’t the best champions of climate science

October 4, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

But Bill, isn’t it a problem when science guys attempt to bully other people. It’s not working with the public. … That’s the same with tornados….   This is how conversations about climate change often go down. Scientists say climate change is real, but people still doubt them. So, why isn’t the science enough?  

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“Scientists really aren’t the best champions of climate science”

What happens when women win elections

September 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

The 2018 midterms were huge for women candidates. In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn became the state’s first woman senator. Over in Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley is the first African-American woman elected to the House from any state in New England. In Maine, voters chose Janet Mills to be the state’s first woman governor. Sharice Davids and Deb

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Want to rig the US presidential election? Good luck.

at 10:26 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

If someone was looking to rig a major election, they probably would not want to start in the United States. That’s because the system we have for casting and counting ballots is extraordinarily difficult to tamper with. Because the constitution gives the states the primary authority to set their own election rules. So, the presidential

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“Want to rig the US presidential election? Good luck.”