The Never Trump Economist Does Not Get It

In an October 6 "Leaders" article titled "China's designs on Europe," The Economist said the following: "On issues such as climate change and trade, China has acted more responsibly than the Trump administration, seeking to uphold global accords rather than chuck grenades at them."The ignorance of this statement is truly remarkable coming from anyone north … Continue reading The Never Trump Economist Does Not Get It

Trump Single-Handedly Destroys Elizabeth Warren

The anti-Trump crowd is fond of claiming they are "determined, not deranged" (to paraphrase the unfortunately named Charles Blow of The NYT). I'm fond of saying that the denial of the existence of "Trump Derangement Syndrome" ("TDS") is a strong indicator that one is possessed of the syndrome. It's not rocket science - all it takes … Continue reading Trump Single-Handedly Destroys Elizabeth Warren

What Does It Actually Mean To Be A Democrat?

In an op-ed to the Portland Press Herald this week I included the fact I am currently registered as a Democrat in the author's description box. I did so opportunistically in order to properly orient readers' interpretation of the article, which viewed in a vacuum could have been viewed as coming from a partisan Republican. … Continue reading What Does It Actually Mean To Be A Democrat?

President Trump Single-Handedly Resuscitated The “Blue Wave”

On June 9 I wrote that the "Blue Wave" was still dead, despite a widening in the Generic Ballot to D+7.6, due to the fact GOP strength at the ballot box was likely to be tied to economic optimism as reflected in and confirmed by the stock market. From my career perch as a money … Continue reading President Trump Single-Handedly Resuscitated The “Blue Wave”

Ranked Choice Voting Analysis: Adam Cote Is (Likely) Toast

Round 1 of the Maine Democratic gubernatorial primary concluded as follows (516 of 584 precincts reporting): Janet Mills: 40,576 (33.1%) Adam Cote: 34,800 (28.4%) Elizabeth Sweet: 20,042 (16.3%) Mark Eves: 17,732 (14.5%) Other 3: 9,519 (7.8%) If we assume that everyone ranked all seven candidates, and that voters for the "other 3" candidates split their … Continue reading Ranked Choice Voting Analysis: Adam Cote Is (Likely) Toast