Author Archives: Mash

Apocalypse Now/Election Live Blog

7:46 PM: Ok, here we go. Polls sorta closed in North Carolina. Florida is tight, tight, tight! 7:55 PM: Clinton up in Florida and North Carolina. A lot of votes to count. I’m looking at the county breakdowns. 8:02 PM: … Continue reading

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Looking at Nevada Early Votes

The conventional wisdom on the 2016 elections is that even though Donald Trump is leading in the polls in Nevada, the Democrats have voted in such high numbers in Clark county that they have built an insurmountable lead over Donald … Continue reading

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For Trayvon Martin

This evening a six member jury in Florida found George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Though a verdict was delivered I can’t say justice was served. A teenager walking home was profiled, followed and shot … Continue reading

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A Letter To The Ethicist

Months before General David Petraeus resigned as Director of the CIA, an anonymous reader wrote a letter to the New York Times’ Ethicist column complaining about an affair his wife, presumably Paula Broadwell, was having with a “government executive”. In … Continue reading

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Election Predictions: How Did I Do?

I had predicted an electoral landslide for President Obama with a 332-206 win. I had also predicted a popular vote margin for Obama of 51.5% to 48.5% head to head. How did I do? With Florida now in Obama’s column, he won with … Continue reading

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