This article covers what I believe are the real reasons for the protests in Ukraine. Euromaidan is the name the media has given the pro-UN integration movement in Ukraine. As one might predict, the Wikipedia page on the subject has some very good information and also some very bad information. This article is intended to correct … Read more Re: Wikipedia, “Euromaidan” (!=Spontaneous)
Exit Polling Analysis for 2013 VA Governor’s Race Summary For Republicans, a focus on the economy, Obamacare, positive messaging, strong fundraising, a strong campaign and avoidance of extremist labels seems to be a good move forward. The unmarried demographic, in particular females, also require careful attention. Other parties have major lessons to be learned here … Read more Lessons from the 2013 Cuccinelli Race
This article discusses the fact that big science and big government are still in a negative relationship. I have written extensively on the fact that science is poorly practiced in a number of ways. Problems include the fact that science research is largely government funded which creates economic, moral and accuracy hazards and it also … Read more The Left-Science Complex Continues
This article will discuss the realistic possibility of Cuccinelli winning the VA governor’s race and exactly how that could happen. For I while there I thought this wasn’t a race at all. Cuccinelli was in the 30%s of vote share at one time and I was beginning to see online targeted ads from McCauliffe. Usually … Read more Why Cuccinelli Can Win Virginia
This article will argue that messaging may become more relevant in politics over time and soon. Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout by Gerber et al is a well written and known book in campaign work. Among many bits of great knowledge the book contains is the fact that statistical work shows that messaging … Read more Why Campaign Messaging May Soon Matter Even More
Today I read an article from a friend of mine entitled, “Minimum Wage Increase: The Debate Continues.” I thought to myself, “what an interesting title! I didn’t realize anyone still thought the minimum wage was a defensible policy.” The article argued that the price elasticity of demand for labor is near 0 and therefore increasing … Read more Is Minimum Wage Really Still Debated?
A USA Today article printed in the June 19, 2013 newspaper was entitled “House OKs Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks.” You can also read online sources here and here among others. This house is Republican and largely conservative. They are pro-life and they represent most of the people in the US. The article … Read more Obama: Murderer of 90,000 Babies
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865. This is a Texan thing and we Texans better know our own history. Furthermore this story highlights principals and historical trends which … Read more This Juneteenth, Let’s Discuss the Real History of Rascism