Category: 2016 Election

The Advertising Campaign for Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Michael Leppert recently blogged at Contrariana about the advertising campaign for Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch.  According to Leppert, whose blog is seen at several Indiana-based publications, the Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) is paying in some states for ads that call on the public to pressure their Senators to support the confirmation of the president’s nominee. ... Read more »

Hate Facebook These Days? Consider these options.

It’s become a cliche to say that our nation is deeply divided.  Facebook is one place among many where this division is thoroughly reflected, and it’s led to more and more people saying they hate Facebook. What they hate, of course, is the divisive, shrill, and frequently nasty rhetoric that has ended friendships and heightened... Read more »

Donald Trump has been elected President - what now for the rest of us?

Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States and will take office in just over 60 days.  What now?   Many are fearful, and some fears are reasonable based on words that came from the candidate’s mouth: a threat to end the benefits of the DREAM program, sending people back to a country... Read more »

Gays for Trump -- WTF?

Somehow up until now, I have been sheltered from the amazing reality that there are Gays for Trump.  Yes there was the out libertarian venture capitalist and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, who won a standing ovation when he spoke to the Republican National Convention.  But the German-American entrepreneur is far from your run-of-the-mill gay guy... Read more »

The Chicago Tribune Endorsed Gary Johnson for President -- So What?

This week the Chicago Tribune endorsed Gary Johnson for President of the United States.  What, if anything, does it mean that the editorial board suggested its readers vote for someone who will not be elected?  Here’s an opinionated look at the guts of this appalling endorsement. On one hand, the Tribune continues its wholehearted rejection... Read more »