Monthly Archives: December 2010

Reading “Decision Points”

Former president George W. Bush’s book “Decision Points” has recently been published. While not exactly an exciting page-turner, the book does provide some insight into the White House for much of the last decade. There are several interesting things that “Decision Points” says. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the second part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The previous part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The previous post argued that the “permanent Democratic majority” – the idea … Continue reading

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Challenging the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the first part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The second part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The permanent Democratic majority is a theory spun by many Democratic … Continue reading

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The Strange Duality of Spanish in the American Imagination

It’s quite interesting to see how America perceives Spanish. There are two quite different ways that the Spanish language is viewed in the American imagination. Indeed, in many ways these two approaches are the exact opposite. The first way is the one more … Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the Florida Gubernatorial Election

This is a part of a series of posts analyzing the 2010 midterm elections. This post will discuss the 2010 Florida gubernatorial election, which Republican candidate Rick Scott won in an extremely close contest. Florida’s Gubernatorial Election On November 2010, … Continue reading

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The Madness of Proposition 26

In November 2010, the California electorate approved Proposition 26, a little-known and little-followed proposal, in a close vote. Proposition 26 was one of those propositions written to be intentionally confusing and difficult to understand. It requires a two-thirds majority to … Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections

Over the next few months (and probably years) I will be writing a series on the 2010 midterm elections. These will focus primarily on the gubernatorial and senatorial races and their results. Given the nature of this blog, the posts will focus less on personality and campaigns, but more on the electoral dynamics and political geography that led to each result. Continue reading

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