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March 21, 2015

Florida’s Major Parties Ignore Reality at Their Own Risk

News Item: The trend of newly-registered Florida voters rejecting both major political parties continues unabated as the combined total of voters known as NPAs (no party affiliation) and minor-party voters has surpassed the total of a major party in 11 counties.(Tampa Bay Times, 3/16/15) Once upon a time in a […]
February 28, 2015

POTUS Hopefuls Are at Home in Florida

Back in the 1970s, dozens of mafia dons and hundreds of their associates migrated to South Florida from New Jersey to elude a dogged crime commission investigator named Joe Rodriguez. The long-running wave of relocation became known as the “Jersey Flu,” and forever changed the character of the area, particularly […]
February 13, 2015

Open Primaries: A Cure for What Ails the Political System

Pop quiz: Which is worse: the SCOTUS decision on Citizens United or closed primaries? Most folks who understand the political process as a result of actual experience will be hard-pressed to choose, but I believe a strong case can be made for closed primaries. Why? Because those exclusionary elections, which […]
March 22, 2012

How to Write a Republican Stump Speech

When Joe Biden joked in 2008 that all of the sentences uttered by Rudy Giuliani consisted of “a noun, a verb and 9/11,” he actually revealed the GOP’s secret recipe for stump speeches. Listening to the Republican candidates for President, one can easily observe how it works in practice. Each […]
February 22, 2012

Some of the Differences between Republicans & Democrats (As Republicans See it)

In our continuing effort to help people understand Republicans and what they believe, this brief post offers a few examples of how Republicans perceive certain political behaviors depending on whether they are displayed by Republicans or Democrats. When Republicans refuse to compromise, they’re being principled and protecting Very Important American […]
January 21, 2012

What Republicans Believe

As the GOP primary season has progressed, the issues have become less clear and comprehensible, largely due to the profusion of ads and other messaging by super-pacs, whose mission it is to ensure that the issues become obscured and inscrutable to the average voter, so that he/she can concentrate on […]